Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day 2013

To those warriors, past and present, who answered the call to defend this nation's freedom: Thank you.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Homicide by Sign

From Facebook, originator unknown:

If you can't find the typo, then perhaps a job is waiting for you at this major retailer...

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother’s Day

At least one local reporter is confused about apostrophes when it comes to covering local Mother’s Day events. This comes from a local news station’s web site.

The story title:

Six Colorado Springs Mother's to be honored Thursday

The lead sentence:

Six Colorado Springs mother's will be honored Thursday at the third annual Mother's Day Victorian Tea and Tablescapes event. 

I’ll leave the commentary to “Dean,” who wrote in the comments section:

“What exactly belongs to the mothers? Why is ‘mothers’ possessive instead of plural?”

But the fun and games don’t stop there. Commenter “Sammie” added:

“The article says ‘six’...but only five were listed. Was someone left out or is there only five being honored? Just curious.”

As expected, there was no response from the reporter or the media outlet. However, as of this morning, the wayward apostrophes are now gone and the “Mother’s” in the title has been de-capitalized. That’s as good as it gets around here.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Friday, May 3, 2013

No "Best of Spelling" Awards Here

My husband and I are trying to find a nice restaurant that we haven't already visited. Our area has a lot of great eateries, but we want something different to celebrate our tenth anniversary. 

Lacking ideas, I sought out our local newspaper's "Best of" survey. There are a lot of great eating choices, but a not-so-great typo right in the header of one category:

I don't know how long that web page has been posted, but a commenter noted the error on April 26, and today is May 3....