Adventures in Spelling and Grammar

All the Chat That’s Fit to Moderately Disagree premium
“Uhhhh…. I think I’ll select option C?”
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You are a sign maker premium
You nailed “surveillance” but just couldn’t stick the landing.
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My Camera’s Voice DEMANDS To Be Heard! premium
These are the people that are tasked with handling my ballot correctly.   Sigh. <Generic Public Service Announcement> Get out and vote! </Generic Public Service Announcement>
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This Year Can I Text In My Ballot? premium
Remember young Americans, your vote counts… even if having the ability to spell possessive pronouns no longer does.
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Dumbest… Technology… Ever. premium
A 16-year-old boy broke the Guinness World Record for speed text messaging this past Sunday. Ang Chuang Yang of Singapore was definitely “in the zone” when he typed an 160 character message in only 41.52 seconds. The standard phrase used as the sample text in all text-messaging contests apparently is: The razor-toothed piranhas of the […]
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Just Call it “The Bee” premium
Kudos to Anurag Kashyap, who took home the top prize in the 78th Annual National Scripps Spelling Bee. After watching some of ESPN’s riveting live coverage of the Bee yesterday, two things occurred to me. First, there are about 250 children ages 8-14 who, as of right now, are officially way smarter than I’ll ever […]
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It’s “Wine Spectator” You Idiot premium
I spelled the word connoisseur so badly on a first draft of an email today that the following exchange occurred between myself and my computer’s spell checker. Spell Checker: “Hmmm….conasuire…Yeah, I got nothing. Me: “Are you sure? It means to be a localized expert or an appreciator in a particular field. Nothing?” Spell Checker: “Are […]
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