Monday, October 22, 2007

Things that Make You Go Homonym

Buy the Daily Sound a dictionary please, or at least get them to throw out all their Harlequin Romance Novels--check out today's headline.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Generik said...

Oh my... I think I have the vapors... *swoon*

That reminds me of an older woman I used to work with at a restaurant years ago who was a great source of malaprops and Spoonerisms. For instance, she would often say of someone, "He was so mad he was vivid!"

Wow! He was so angry you could see him?

5:16 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

If the cirucumstances surrounding the mistake were more funny, I suspect you'd have a million malapropisms by now. Let's hope the fires end quickly. A former university employee here was famous for her malapropisms, the most famous being her references to "the ovulating fan."

6:12 PM  
Anonymous kusala said...

I do believe in allowing for basic human error, but a lot of stuff has been slipping through the cracks over there. I believe last Friday one of the headlines on an inside page actually said "Mayor Bloom". Egad.

Do you think any extra pennies I could earn as a freelance copy editor for them could actually cover the cost of a cappucino or two a day (which I'd need to keep me awake for that graveyard shift)?

This headline reminds me of a scene in the film Secrets and Lies in which Brenda Blethyn's character says (before dinner): "I'm simply ravishing."

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say it with me now: "budget"
It's a FREE paper folks, quit complaining!

6:47 PM  
Blogger George said...

Anon is right--we should be happy they even can use English half the time....

10:55 AM  

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