Status: Drafting the fourth book in the PERILOUS series!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Proofreading Errors

I'm reposting this from Writer in the Pines blog because it is so funny. Hope you all get as good a laugh out of it as I did.

Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter
This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.Too funny.

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
Really? Ya think?

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
Now that's taking things a bit far!

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
What a guy!

Miners Refuse to Work after Death
No-good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's!

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
See if that works any better than a fair trial!

War Dims Hope for Peace
I can see where it might have that effect!

If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
Ya think?!

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
Who would have thought!

Enfield (London) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
They may be on to something!

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?

Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge
He probably IS the battery charge!

New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
Weren't they fat enough?!

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
That's what he gets for eating those beans!

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
Do they taste like chicken?

Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
Chainsaw Massacre all over again!

Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
Boy, are they tall!

And the winner is....
Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
Did I read that right?


Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Oh my word, hahahahaha!!! Definitely worth reading through them. Had a good Sunday laugh.

M. Gray said...

hehehe thanks for sharing!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

glad you guys enjoyed it! I just sat there and laughed while reading.

LMJ said...


SB said...

ha ha ha ha! i love playing with words!

Diggestive said...

Hilarious thanks, loved the obesity one.

maxyhounds said...

My god, These are common error which are mostly neglected my many of us. Its time that we really approach a content writer cum proofreader if we have to perfectly prepare any documents of importance.

Heindogs said...

Hahahaha These were way funny! Thanks for Sharing!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

glad you guys enjoyed! I laughed so hard over these.

Amber said...

haha, I took an entire class on ambiguities in our language. it was interesting, but after 8 weeks, all I ever heard/read/saw was ambiguities! I was so ready for the language to be normal again. but, reading it now, it's funny once again to me!

Dianna said...

Charles and I had a fun time laughing at this post! Thanks for sharing!

Joe White said...

These are really funny. I was laughing a little and confused at the same time with the last one: how could someone think that was correct?

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

No kidding, Joe! Aren't these funny?

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