Category Archives: Word Choice Errors

We can only break the glass ceiling so much….

I found this on Facebook and it’s too good not to share here:

Over the Hill

My friend Andy’s aunt and uncle recently celebrated their fiftieth and sixtieth birthdays, respectively. Their children decorated their lawn with plenty of signs mocking their milestones. Check them out:


I don’t even know where to begin!
I honestly don’t know where to begin!

This is sublime.

This is one of my favorite reader submissions ever. In fact, I love this so much, I think I’m going to mark it under “Best of the Blog.”

I know that there are a lot of people out there who adore Wal-Mart — one of my best friends, Alexa, is one of them. Personally, I’m ambivalent about them — the prices are great, but the stores are messy and they always have a weird smell. Like popcorn, but worse.

Anyway, reader Marimba sent me this gem of an image from Wal-Mart. This was emailed to him from a friend who got it from her sister who got it from a friend who got it from a former co-worker….

Here is what it said:

HI… Had to share this. IT’s real. From a former co-worker in one of The Commercial Appeal bureaus. Read the message below, then open the pic.

Check out this cake. Chad said they ordered it from Walmart and told them to write “Best Wishes Suzanne” and then underneath that “We will Miss You.”
Look at what they did.
All I have to say is stay in school.

This is beyond priceless. Thank you so much for sharing, Marimba. I love this!
In other news, I just received my first paycheck for creating educational grammar materials for a big company in Boston. I’ve been freelance editing for a while, but this one, in particular, means a lot to me. I’m happy.
Enjoy your Halloween weekend, everyone!

Evil People

Since starting this blog, I have had tons of people try to trip me up. I do relate to this comic.

Amusing Courtroom Transcripts

I got these from this site. There’s some great stuff!

From actual courtroom transcripts:

–And lastly, Gary, all your responses must be oral, okay? What school do you go to?
–Oral.
–How old are you?
–Oral.

–Were you present in court this morning when you were sworn in?

–She had three children, right?
–Yes.
–How many were boys?
–None.
–Were there girls?

–So you were gone until you returned?

–The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?

–I show you exhibit 3 and ask you if you recognize that picture.
–That’s me.
–Were you present when that picture was taken?

This nearly made me wet my pants.

From the Gardiner Museum:

HANG ON, JUSTINNA!! DON’T GO INTO THE LIGHT!!
Yeah, I know this is just a kid, but this was too funny not to post.