Mighty Red Pen

November 21, 2012

Bonfire of the typos

Filed under: Overseen,Spellbound — mighty red pen @ 7:32 pm
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This little tidbit spotted in Metrowest Boston struck a certain chord:

Okay, here’s the deal. If you are buying a “a unit of wood cut for fuel equal to a stack 4 x 4 x 8 feet or 128 cubic feet,” then that’s a cord (M-W). If you are a strumming on your guitar by the fire that you have built using some of the wood from the cord you just bought, then you are playing a few chords (“three or more musical tones sounded simultaneously,” M-W).

If you get a very good deal on your cord of wood, you might be getting it for a song. But that’s a lot of chords. Usually. Unless it’s a very boring song. Then maybe only one chord.  But that’s a different story.

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2 Comments »

  1. If you sing along with those guitar chords, you are using your vocal cords.

    Comment by Christopher Shelton (@CR_Shelton) — November 22, 2012 @ 2:33 pm | Reply

  2. Reblogged this on englishgirlscanbesomean and commented:
    Testify.

    Comment by englishgirlscanbesomean — November 23, 2012 @ 6:07 pm | Reply


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