Tuesday Tickles --- Proofreading: A Dead Art

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We have some great wordsmiths in AR, and deserve a constant stream of correction in order to make sure our blogs, reports, communiques, etc. are legible...

Received this morning from my high school friend Gary Burkhart, who has been living in Marseilles, France for over 40 years and teaches technical English to French medical students...


Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter

This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room; and asked who wrote this.
It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!!
They put in a correction the next day.



Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
Really? You think?



Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
Now that's taking things a bit far!


Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
What a guy!



Miners Refuse to Work after Death
No-good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's! They must be UNION!

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
See if that works any better than a fair trial!

War Dims Hope for Peace
I can see where it might have that effect!

If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
Ya think?!


Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
Who would have thought!

London Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
They may be on to something!

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?

New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
Weren't they fat enough?!


Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
That's what he gets for eating those beans!



Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
Do they taste like chicken?


Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
Boy, are they tall!


And the winner is....
Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery;


Hundreds Dead

Did I read that right? 


Comments (10)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning John. Must say, may have been guilty from time to time of writing before taking my brain out of park! Enjoy your day!

Sep 29, 2020 04:45 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning John Henry, Florida Architect - I loved those.  Thanks for providing a morning laugh.

Sep 29, 2020 04:47 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Hahaha, those were funny, especially with the commentary. Thanks for the laugh!

Sep 29, 2020 05:42 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello John - funny stuff.  I think much of any writing I may do may be considered poof-read.  

Sep 29, 2020 05:50 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


This definitely needed some proofreading.  Very funny set of examples.  Happy Tuesday.  A

Sep 29, 2020 05:58 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those are good and definitely gave me a good chuckle this morning.  Even editors get things wrong from time to time, haha.

Sep 29, 2020 06:26 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi John and thank you for the chuckle!!! I am the world's worse proofreader. Add auto-correct to that and I'm in trouble. 

Sep 29, 2020 06:10 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning John.

Got to love those, it sure made me smile.  Have a great week

Sep 30, 2020 12:48 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

John Henry, Florida Architect - Those were as good as and even funnier than the comic strips! If you want to split a gut laughing, go into the Archives of any major newspapers and go back in time. Here's one that got my attention:

'We hate math,' say 4 in 10 --- a majority of Americans. 



Oct 02, 2020 06:59 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, now those are hilarious, John! My posts could all use a second set of eyes, for SURE! 

Dec 05, 2020 06:16 PM