Cafe Rio recently opened in Boise and they put an ad in a local paper with a convenient little map that shows where they’re located. They share a parking lot with Cabela’s, the outfitter giant, but someone forgot to check the spelling of the famous name.
I found this Domino’s coupon in the newspaper last week. It contains not one, not two, but (drumroll, please) THREE errors!
Let’s break this down, shall we? Domino’s should contain an apostrophe. Pizzas must be borrowing said missing apostrophe, since it shouldn’t have one. And lastly, I don’t know what a viggie is, but it sounds like the dimwitted cousin of a veggie.
I’d like my free pizza now, please.
First off, HAPPY NATIONAL PUNCTUATION DAY!
Last night, I made a trip to the store to buy some fudge bars and left with something even better:
Today at the dollar store I passed a display of sets of pretty envelopes with matching paper. In front of them was this sign:
Stationary, spelled with an A, is used to describe something that is standing still or fixed into place. Writing materials, such as those for sale at the dollar store, are called stationery (with an E). Nice going, Honks.
Damn you all, phonetic spellers!
Except after c.
Except when you forget the rule and you just spell the word however the hell you like.
Terrible at spelling or going senile? The world may never know…
There is a job posting in The Idaho Statesman‘s classifieds for a “High School Principle.” I remember this one from high school English class: it’s principal because the principal is your “pal.” Cheesy as it is, it’s the truth, and I certainly hope one of the job qualifications is knowing the difference between principle and principal.