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Thread: JOKE: Proofreading Is a Dying Art

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    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
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    Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn't you say?

    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.

    I just couldn't help but sending this along. Too funny.


    Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
    (Ya think?)
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    Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
    (Now that's taking things a bit far! )
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    Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
    (What a guy!)
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    Miners Refuse to Work after Death
    (No-good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's!)
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    Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
    (See if that works any better than a fair trial!)
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    War Dims Hope for Peace
    (I can see where it might have that effect!)
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    If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
    (Ya think?!)
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    Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
    (Who would have thought!)
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    Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
    (They may be on to something!)
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    Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
    (You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?)
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    Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge
    (He probably IS the battery charge!)
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    New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
    (Weren't they fat enough?! )
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    Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
    (That's what he gets for eating those beans! )
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    Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
    (Do they taste like chicken?)
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    Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
    (Chainsaw Massacre all over again!)
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    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?)
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    Cute! :)

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    :lol: :lol:

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    Truth is stranger than fiction????? Sign in SW Texas
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    Fried Chicken

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    That was hilarious!! Thanks for sharing :D

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    Cute!

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    I can't breath. OMIGOSH that was hillarious!!!!!!! Where's my inhaler?

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Love the 'kids make tasty snacks' - hmmm, I am a bit peckish! :mrgreen:

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    LMAO!!!!

    One of my particular pet peeves with newspaper reporting in the internet age is the seeming inability in the byline or the story to mention WHERE THE HECK they are talking about!!!

    My most recent example was last week, when there was a fire in Bridgeport, Ct, where two firefighters perished.

    Someone posted a link on Facebook, and it took until the second to LAST paragraph before they mentioned that the mayor returned to Bridgeport. Not Bridgeport, CT, mind you. Up until that moment, I had no idea where I was reading about. The mast head of the newspapers are generally lacking that pertinent detail too....

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    These are wonderful. Hilarious! Thanks for posting. We have a weekly paper that is notorious for this sort of thing. They recently did an extensive article on a 'marshall arts' expert opening a business in the area. Good grief, Charlie Brown!

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