Saturday, March 7, 2009

Please explain...

...how this writer managed to spell Sucuzhanay correctly, but misspelled Phoenix. Good lord.


Red Pen, Inc. reader MIKE S., who sent in this article, says: There is a veritable buffet of typos in this article. Even the headline has a spelling error. Have fun. I stopped reading at three typos. I'm wondering if the author's native language is even English.

That's a good question. I think that if by some chance the writer's native language is English, he has obviously learned a different--and more retarded--version than the one we've learned, dear readers. Behold:


Agreement is obviously not this writer's strong suit.

Thanks, MIKE, for spotting this one!

11 comments:

random acts of HUH??? said...

hukd on foniks wurked for me!

ChicagoLady said...

Agreement must not be the editor's strong point either.

Their spellcheck must not have been working, because "Pheonix" should have been caught, as opposed to Power in lieu of Powder.

Bridgete said...

OMG, I once dated a guy who thought up "celticphoenix" for his standard screen name...but he spelled it pheonix. In every screen name. I mean his email address, AIM, everything. I never had the heart to tell him every single screen name he had was misspelled.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Random: LOLOLOLOL!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ ChicagoLady: Yeah, "Pheonix" should have been an easy one to catch--both by spell-check AND by any halfway intelligent human being who thought it would be a good idea to give this piece a second look-over. FAIL!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Bridgete: Haha! Is that part of why you no longer date him?

Man, I would have had the hardest time EVER keeping my thoughts to myself in a similar situation. Kudos to you for being so polite!

Bridgete said...

Haha, I thought you were going to ask that. No, I didn't break up with him because he couldn't spell. It was mostly bad timing and the fact that I was moving across the country to go to law school. It's kind of a sad story, actually.

As for keeping quiet...I'm not really sure how I managed that...haha.

LadyStyx said...

lol@ random!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Bridgete: Awww! That IS a sad story. I'm sorry. :( At least you had the foresight to stop the relationship due to the distance, though. I did the long-distance thing for over a year with a recent-ish ex-boyfriend and it was really, really, REALLY tough. I ended up breaking up with him...and when I did so, I found myself wishing I'd just broken up with him when I first moved away from him; it would have been so much easier on me in terms of time and energy if I'd done that. Oh well...live and learn, I suppose. :)

Bridgete said...

Yeah, well I learned my lesson when I tried the long distance thing in college.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

It's a hard and sad lesson to learn. Somebody needs to invent a way to teleport...it'll save a lot of hearts from being broken!