Mighty Red Pen

January 25, 2012

It’s a typo made in Manhattan

Filed under: Overseen,Spellbound — mighty red pen @ 7:24 pm
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No more pencils, no more books. . . no more typos? We wish.

Ah, poor New York. It’s just the latest place to be hit with the dreaded SHCOOL error. This time it was on a street outside a Manhattan high school. It would be funny if only this mistake didn’t happen quite so often.

The pavement’s since been torn up and replaced, but that doesn’t change the fact that dozens of children have apparently going to shcool since June 2010.

Photo from NBC New York.


August 11, 2010

Shcool’s out for summer

Filed under: Overseen,Spellbound — mighty red pen @ 7:13 pm
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Great googly moogly: Just as back-to-school fever sweeps across the country, here’s an error that shows you that spelling is not elementary, kids. Outside of Southern Guilford High School, paint crew in North Carolina botched the spelling of school on the road, rendering it as shcool instead:

I wish I didn’t have to say this, but this kind of thing is not as unusual as one would hope; that I know of, it’s happened at least twice in the past few years.

February 2, 2010

Now that’s the value of a public school education

Filed under: At home with MRP,Wordsworthy — mighty red pen @ 5:31 pm
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Scene: La Casa de MRP. MRP and S. (age 6 1/2) review a packet of materials that he’s worked on recently in his first grade class. Among them, this:

MRP: What’s this?

S. : That’s editing.

MRP: What’s editing?

S.: It’s when you cross out a mistake and write the answer above it.

Did you hear that, everyone? They are teaching the children editing. In school.

I can’t wait for the next lesson, which I’m certain is going to be “How to Wield Your Red Pen.”

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