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#43223 - 12/24/06 08:38 AM Typo of the day, or why we have editors
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Due to excessive bandwidth use that led to the forums being down, I have to delete and restart some of the longer threads. So here's one to replace the old one by the same title...carry on.

I don't have a typo of the day yet, but I just woke up, so I'm sure one will be along in the next five seconds or so.

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#43224 - 12/24/06 06:06 PM Re: Typo of the day, or why we have editors
finedarkchocolate
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How about, 'They tuck you up, your Mum and Dad ...'

Sorry, Philip! (Actually, not very sorry at all)

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#43225 - 12/26/06 03:17 AM Re: Typo of the day, or why we have editors
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There is a sign outside the building where I work wishing me a "Merry Christmas and a Prosporous New Year".
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#43226 - 01/13/07 11:47 AM Re: Typo of the day, or why we have editors
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An article in today's Washington Post describes the pit stop in Shannon, Ireland where US Secretaries of State and others often stop to refuel before heading on to the Middle East. The airport's Irish coffees have been savored by several Secretaries. But, "in what may be an apocalyptical story, another Secretary of State was reported to ask for his Irish coffee decaf--without the whiskey."

Hee. Give me coffee...or give us all death!

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#43227 - 01/15/07 02:46 PM Re: Typo of the day, or why we have editors
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 Quote:
Originally posted by SevenDeadly:
... But, "in what may be an apocalyptical story, another Secretary of State was reported to ask for his Irish coffee decaf--without the whiskey."

Hee. Give me coffee...or give us all death!
Now that brought a smile to my lips.

(I actually have used an apocalyptical excercise machine at the gym...at least, that's how it felt. \:\) )

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#43228 - 02/01/07 03:11 PM Re: Typo of the day, or why we have editors
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#43229 - 02/05/07 01:47 PM Re: Typo of the day, or why we have editors
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I just got an invitation to the Canadian Government Results Summit. Apparently, "[t]his program has been widely recognized as the most compressive Performance Management summit on the market for the Canadian Government."

Compressive? Is that a combination of impressive and comprehensive? Or do they just mean they've squashed everything into about 15 minutes?

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#43230 - 02/07/07 07:12 AM Re: Typo of the day, or why we have editors
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Originally posted by Pflaume:
Compressive?...Or do they just mean they've squashed everything into about 15 minutes?
Now that would be impressive. I wish all my meetings could be compressive!

Not that it's a typo, but this morning on the radio I heard a woman talking about girls "pubertizing." The horror.

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#43231 - 02/07/07 09:53 AM Re: Typo of the day, or why we have editors
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I was very naughty and replied to the email, asking if the sender could tell me what 'compressive' meant. He has yet to reply...

In other typo news, I got an email from a colleague announcing an exhibit, set to open on the anniversary of the subject's first death. It also used the word 'labourously', among many other typos. It was quite appalling, actually.

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#43232 - 02/07/07 06:18 PM Re: Typo of the day, or why we have editors
Sarai
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Not really a typo either, but my fiance is a high-school chemistry teacher and told me about his Yr 11 Prac write-ups, wherein two differet students described black fumes as "noxic" and "toxious". Yes, these kids ARE about 16-17 years old...
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