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The Perils of Blinking

22 Nov

And just like that, the holidays are upon us. This is what happens when I get a moment to breathe: a cornucopia of fails just for you. I’m thankful for your readership. Enjoy your turkey, turkeys. 

Black Friday Fail



10 Apr

Editing Opportunities are Everywhere

18 Nov

Tragic I found this nestled in a shrub while walking to preschool this morn. 


Good Advice of the Day

26 Feb


Now THIS is a Year

4 Feb


Sorry, horses—you’ve been replaced. Kudos to the BBC for our first grand subtitle gaffe of 2014. 

Friday Fact

31 Jan



(Thanks, Dinah!)

Happy National Punctuation Day!

24 Sep

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Hooray! It’s Punctuation Day! Now get out there and punctuate your arse off.  

According to the good folks at, today is “a celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotation marks, and other proper uses of periods, semicolons and the ever-mysterious ellipsis”. 

The website suggests several ways to celebrate, including reading a newspaper and circling all of the punctuation errors you find. I’ll spend my day spotting and correcting sales copy errors. Bliss! So grateful to do work that I truly love! 

You might also consider whipping up The Official Meatloaf of National Punctuation Day. According to Norma Martinez-Rubin (a.k.a. Mrs. Punctuation), “The ground beef is scooped into muffin tins, so it makes little meat loaf muffins. I thought, what if someone scooped the ground beef into an aluminum tin in the shape of a punctuation mark? Then you could have ‘Hey, It’s Meat Loaf!’ in an exclamation point-shaped tin, or ‘Can’t You Tell It’s Meat Loaf?’ in a question mark-shaped tin”. 

Naturally, this now compels me do two things. 

Number One: Post my all-time fave Meat Loaf clip. Loyal visitors here are used to this by now. I simply can’t stop loving his epic “America the Beautiful” fail. It will always hold V.I.P. status on this blog. Take it away, Meaty! 

Number Two: Post LL Cool J’s awesome “Punctuation” rap for The Electric Company.

Enjoy this fabulous, well-punctuated day! 

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