Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Spel Check

“Has this ever happened to you? You work very, very whored on a paper for English clash? And still get a very glow raid on it, like a D or even a D-equals. And all because you are the liverwurst spoiler in the whale-wide word. Yes, proofreading your peppers is a matter of the the utmost impotence. 

“Now, this is a problem that affects manly, manly students all over the word. I myself was such a bed spiller once upon a term that my English torturer in my sophomoric year, Missus Myth? She said that I was never going to get into a good colleague. And that’s all I wanted. That’s all any kid wants at that age—just to get into a good colleague.”

—Taylor Mali, poet/performer, “The The [sic] Impotence of Proofreading,” 2006. 
(NOTE: It’s much better to listen to it. Click here (or below) to view 3-minute video. 
Very funny, WORD people.)

• Editorial Comment: [Sic].

• Yesterday’s WORD: Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs from E.B. White on the 60th anniversary of Charlotte’s Web? A new book says that when White made the audio recording, it took him 17 tries to get through the scene of Charlotte’s death without crying. Click here.

Pepper Pile

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