Monday, June 29, 2009

MISSPELLING MONDAY for June 29, 2009


Oh, man. This has gotta be one of the worst cases of misspelling I've ever seen. "Acedemics"? There ain't no "ace" in academics...ugh!

And then..."Atheletics"! Yikes. There were some faculty members at my high school who always used to refer to the kids who played sports as "ath-uh-letes" and it freakin' KILLED me every time I had to hear it. I wanted to scream, "No, you goobers, they are athletes. ATHLETES. It only has TWO FUCKING SYLLABLES!!!" (But I didn't say that. Even though I wanted to. Like, really badly. Sigh.)

Gotta love the random capitalization everywhere, too. I'm kind of astounded that this sign appears to be hung somewhere on school property. Nice edumacation those kids are gettin' there, hmmm?

Thanks to PAT from FanIQ for spotting this picture (originally posted over at Deadspin)!

Speaking of misspellings...how many native English speakers does it take to spell "conference" correctly? (Hat tip to JUSTIN and MARY-ELLEN for finding this one!)

12 comments:

David said...

So you are suggesting that acedemics is not the educational effort to get future card sharks and dealers ready to win through the most effective use of aces?

John said...

You would think, of all people, that uberChristians would not use the phrase be the hammer not the nail.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ David: Ooh, I like that definition--I'll go with it!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ John: Hahahahaha...VERY good point!

Dave said...

Yeah that is pretty bad by our standards. But for North Georgia, that's probably the best spelling ever yo! haha

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Dave: Clearly, they get a proper edumacation in North Georgia...

LadyStyx said...

LOL! I hadnt seen this entry before I sent ya that fail-mail. Awesome timing.

Carlos said...

That's a great shot, and what a grand influence on young, developing minds! ;-)

There's a local TV sportscaster here in San Antonio who says "ath-uh-lete" all the time. It drives me nuts. I'm sure the idiot's received more than a few emails from people but, like Dubya and his new-kyuh-luhr, he'll keep on mispronouncing it because he don't take no shit from them elitists ;-)

Cheers!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ LadyStyx: ...and this sign, too, is an epic FAIL! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Carlos: LOL! I'm glad I'm not the only one who *hates* those pronunciations! :)

Yours Truly said...

That's what happens when you put God first.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Seriously. They really should put SPELLING first. Sigh. ;)