Monday, August 11, 2008

MISSPELLING MONDAY for August 11, 2008 (1 of 3)


...and while everyone was out looking for the rapis on the run, the actual rapist was merrily wandering the streets, thanking the good lord that he had a t at the end of his title, thus rendering him unimportant to law enforcement officers.

I feel kinda bad for the newscaster here, who clearly doesn't know that there's a big ol' misspelling looming behind him. Sigh. What an embarrassing mistake!

Thanks to JUSTIN for spotting this one!

I also want to say a quick hello to some new friends of Red Pen, Inc.:
* Check out Bill's hilarious Grammar Fail by clicking here!
* Cheri, a freelance writer/editor who lives on the left coast

Thanks for reading Red Pen, Inc.! Keep those grammar/spelling/punctuation errors comin'--send 'em to thegrammarphile@yahoo.com!

6 comments:

mandyannemurray said...

That reminds me of this photo:
http://pics.livejournal.com/tongodeon/pic/0004xhys/

(Funny story: I googled "newscaster looks like rapist" to find this picture.)

I don't think I'd want to be a newscaster, for the simple reason I'd never be quite sure what was being shown near my head.
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I loved Breaking Dawn. I know a lot of people don't like it, but I saw it as a great happy ending. I'm a sucker for those. I also saw it as being much more adult-oriented. Your thoughts?

Becky said...

Hahaha, that's terrible. Maybe the rapist's name was Rapis?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Haha, I was a newscaster once...on the radio, though! I never had to deal with crazy pictures or misspellings being plastered next to my head.

I'm glad you liked *Breaking Dawn*. I'll definitely agree with you that it was more adult-oriented than the previous 3 books. Sadly, though, I liked the other 3 books much better. I liked how Jacob imprinted and realized he was meant to be with Renesmee, but other than that...I didn't like too much about it. I didn't feel like there was much character growth...character growth often comes from tragedy (think back to books 6 and 7 of the Harry Potter series), and there was really none of that in *BD*; it was all wrapped up so maddeningly neatly with such a happy Disney-style ending (if, of course, there were Disney shapeshifters and vampires...). I definitely thought she could have done better. I mean, you bring a gigantic pack of vampires and werewolves together and only one person--and a pretty minor character at that--bites it (no pun intended)? That's kind of a letdown. I was hoping for some kind of epic Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-style fight. ;)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hey, Becky! Oh, man, if his name was actually Rapis, that would be kinda funny! :)

mandyannemurray said...

I agree that the end was a bit anti-climactic. ;)

From what I've heard/read, however, I think Stephenie Meyer is too much in love with all of her characters to ever kill any of the main ones off. Rowling has a bit more strength in that it seems.

Twilight and Eclipse are still the top two in my mind.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hey, Mandy! Yeah, Twilight and Eclipse are my two favorites, too. I understand Meyer's predicament with being too in love with her characters to kill them off, but...love hurts sometimes, dammit! Haha. :)