Thursday, August 19, 2010

Proofreading! by DL Larson

We've all seen an occasional blooper in the local newspaper, a misuse of words that translates into something entirely different than what the writer intended. We wonder how could they have missed that. Yet it continues to happen. Below is a list of newspaper headings from various papers (I won't name the publishers) and I won't comment on what is wrong. Some of the headlines take a moment to comprehend, but the lesson here is ~ proofread your work. Always.

1. Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter

2. Police Began Campaign To Run Down Jaywalkers

3. Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over

4. Miners Refuse To Work After Death

5. Juvenile Court To Try Shooting Defendant

6. Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery, Hundreds Die

7. Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges

8. New Study Of Obesity Looks For Larger Test Group

9. Astronaut Takes Blame For Gas In Spacecraft

10. Kids Make Nutritious Snacks

11. Local High School Dropouts Cut In Half

12. Hospitals Are Sued By 7 Foot Doctors

I hope reading these made you chuckle. Now, go check your work!

Til next time ~

DL Larson


June said...

Ha! Thanks, DL for the morning chuckle.

: ) June

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Loved these. Our paper has bloopers like this a lot.


Debra St. John said...

Love these! They sure did make me chuckle...

Morgan Mandel said...

Those cracked me up. Very funny!

Morgan Mandel

Sylvia Dickey Smith said...

Nice way to start the day, and remember we're not the only ones who slip up! Thanks, DL.

Sylvia Dickey Smith

A War of Her Own

Deb Larson said...

A good laugh brightens any day ~ thanks for stopping by.
DL Larson

Terry Odell said...

Well, technically, I think the last one is "correct" since there's no hyphen between 7 and foot.

But they're still worth a chuckle.

Terry's Place
Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

Margot Justes said...

I agree, thank you for the laughs...
Margot Justes