Oops

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Oops

Post by Ken Greenwald » Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:07 pm

In this morning’s New York Times linguist/author/humorist Richard Lederer wrote the 'On Language' column for vacationing William Safire. He called it 'Oops' and begins: “Word botches are music to my ears” and proceeds to discuss puns, bloopers, malapropisms and other language screw-ups that he has seen or which have been sent to him over the years. I liked the following two:

Headline: "Grandmother of Eight Makes Hole in One."

From a student essay: "Sir Francis Drake circumcised the world with a 100-foot clipper."
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Ken G – July 24, 2005
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