4.24.2008

keyboard in mouth syndrome.

Several years ago, my current boss's boss wrote a letter to inform a rather large group of individuals about a meeting our agency was hosting. The top of the letter was to read Notice of Public Hearing. However, after the letters were mailed out...someone pointed out that it did not read this way at all.

It infact read, Notice of Pubic Hearing.

Needless to say, that incident induced an agency-wide blush.

Anyway, I was reminded of that story while watching a video of a teacher-turned modern poet named Taylor Mali, who does an absolutely hiliarious speech on the topic of proofreading. Although that video is cute, its probably one or two notches above my comfortable "decency" level, so I'm not going to post that one.

BUT. I will share one of his other videos that is slightly more mild, yet just as funny on the topic of "Like...you know?"




1 comment:

  1. That cracks me up! I once turned a paper in college psych that had that same public/pubic mistake in the title, and it has made me a "mad" proofreader since.
    The teacher's modest circling of the word was all it took!

    Love your blog by the way!

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