Mighty Red Pen

September 22, 2010

Maybe private school is a better option after all

Filed under: Overseen,Spellbound — mighty red pen @ 7:08 pm
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Ah, it seems some proofreader over in South Bend, Indiana, was bitten in the ass by the old public vs. pubic typo. Witness their billboard:

Let’s hope that the #1 thing on this list is that students in the South Bend schools learn to proofread their own work.

Quips Martha Brockenbrough over at the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar, “If only the URL had been southbendover.com, we would have died of laughter (giddy and juvenile laughter, but still).”

Hat tip to @EditorMark and @wisekaren for this little tidbit, and to Neatorama for complete story and photo.

1 Comment »

  1. I find it hard to believe that the person who posted the billboard made an HONEST mistake. It’s just too flagrant and too funny.

    Comment by Jose Blanco — September 22, 2010 @ 8:27 pm | Reply


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