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2012-12-12 08:41:13 PM
Pubic charter schools = interesting euphemism for brothels
 
2012-12-12 09:15:31 PM
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/bligs
 
2012-12-12 09:46:09 PM
I'm all for this. The US has been lagging behind Germany and Japan for years in the field of pubic cartography. It's high time we started preparing our youth to be competitive in that growing market.
 
2012-12-12 09:46:48 PM
I know I've shared this before but we had a mass mailing go out (this was ages ago and no, I did not write it) that thanked "...the pubic for their support."
 
2012-12-12 10:42:21 PM
My friend works at a public library, and they get stuff addressed to the pubic library all the time.
 
2012-12-12 10:43:41 PM
"The pubic sector is doing fine."


/thanks Hairbama
 
2012-12-12 10:43:59 PM
If you spell it right to begin with this won't be a problem
 
2012-12-12 10:44:16 PM
 
2012-12-12 10:44:55 PM
You have to be careful whenever you try to pubicize something.
 
2012-12-12 10:45:08 PM
Ah yes, a long and storied history:

www.skepticfriends.org
 
2012-12-12 10:45:29 PM
FTA: "This was our mistake," Jim Spady, a spokesperson for the Washington Charter School Resource Center, told KING. The center wrote the newspaper ad, which was supposed to publicize pubicize an upcoming conference.

Consistency matters!
 
2012-12-12 10:46:46 PM
It's kind of crazy that journalism schools can't give graduates the critical thinking skills necessary to be able to discern between a Leno bit and news.

/cue people who maybe once walked past a Neil Postman book or who race other people to work that McLuhan quote into any conversation about the media.
 
2012-12-12 10:46:47 PM

koreakatz: The the Impotence of proofreading


You put an extra 'o' iin profreading.
 
2012-12-12 10:47:16 PM
I'm certainly interested.
 
2012-12-12 10:47:24 PM
Sp itting hairs.
 
2012-12-12 10:47:42 PM
You'd think by now news organizations would have specialized spell-checkers that would catch things like this...
 
2012-12-12 10:48:28 PM

HighZoolander: koreakatz: The the Impotence of proofreading

You put an extra 'o' iin profreading.



I put the "imp" in impotence.
 
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2012-12-12 10:51:31 PM
maybe its a catholic school?
 
2012-12-12 10:51:43 PM

DaMoGan: You'd think by now news organizations would have specialized spell-checkers that would catch things like this...


That's highly unlikely to happen. After all, they haven't even mastered fact-checking yet.
 
2012-12-12 10:53:01 PM

DaMoGan: You'd think by now news organizations would have specialized spell-checkers that would catch things like this...


Yeah, it's not really that difficult to take the word "pubic" out of the spell-checker's dictionary, is it? I know it can be done in MS Word, and if you can do it in Word...
 
2012-12-12 10:58:35 PM

Nothing To See Here: Sp itting hairs.


Public hairs?
 
2012-12-12 11:04:24 PM
On the other hand, if your resume says you're very experienced in pubic relations...
 
2012-12-12 11:04:56 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com 

l.yimg.com
 
2012-12-12 11:20:34 PM
Thats why you read it out loud when you think you are done. Then you fix the mistakes that you hear but didn't see. Then you are done.
 
2012-12-12 11:23:38 PM
Students & staff will be encouraged to use pubic transportation.
 
2012-12-12 11:31:07 PM
I read a movie script, produced, big star, not some amateur fanfic, that said someone had just got out of the shower and "had a towel wrapped around their waste"...
 
2012-12-12 11:35:53 PM
i.huffpost.com
 
2012-12-12 11:37:27 PM
HA! I get it! "Pubic!" It should be "public!" ROFL!

Man, I haven't laughed that hard since the squirrels ate my uncle.
 
2012-12-12 11:45:46 PM
Is this the same school where they give their "Anal Exams"??

www.swapmeetdave.com

/Hotlinked!
 
2012-12-12 11:58:43 PM
All the gays will want to serve on the staff of a pubic school.
 
2012-12-13 12:06:38 AM

Prey4reign: All the gays will want to serve on the staff of a pubic school.


Because heterosexuals hate sex?

/are you brain dead?
 
2012-12-13 12:07:15 AM
At least people are finally figurine this out.
 
2012-12-13 12:21:15 AM
Oldie but goodie.
 
2012-12-13 12:32:38 AM
Gee, if only they were using some new Google algorithm that could protect one from being inadvertently exposed to word confusion. The only way you can have a document with the word 'pubic' in it, is if the word is followed by another word; perhaps 'porn'.
 
2012-12-13 12:42:02 AM

Flint Ironstag: I read a movie script, produced, big star, not some amateur fanfic, that said someone had just got out of the shower and "had a towel wrapped around their waste"...


A priest or monk perhaps?

HammerHeadSnark: Gee, if only they were using some new Google algorithm that could protect one from being inadvertently exposed to word confusion. The only way you can have a document with the word 'pubic' in it, is if the word is followed by another word; perhaps 'porn'.


Usually a grammar checker can catch such typos but in this case it won't.

Just remember, spel chequers werk grate! (Even though Firefox flags 3 of those words as spelling errors.)
 
2012-12-13 12:48:30 AM

koreakatz: The the Impotence of proofreading


Nice. Thanks.
 
2012-12-13 01:24:16 AM

brap: HighZoolander: koreakatz: The the Impotence of proofreading

You put an extra 'o' iin profreading.


I put the "imp" in impotence.
 
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sorry, pet peeve
 
2012-12-13 01:26:37 AM
No this is why you have people LOOK at the damn things before you send them out.
 
2012-12-13 01:33:45 AM

Shadowtag: No this is why you have people LOOK at the damn things before you send them out.


You're not looking at my pubics before I send them out.
 
2012-12-13 01:37:03 AM

DaMoGan: You'd think by now news organizations would have specialized spell-checkers that would catch things like this...


They're called government reporters...but most of them have been replaced by interns with videophones.
 
2012-12-13 01:56:43 AM
Sometimes it is in the reading, not the spelling

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Bong Auction
 
2012-12-13 01:59:40 AM
And the truth shall ring out...

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-12-13 02:23:59 AM
There was a pubic art exhibit recently that made a similar error. A display of Manet's pubic trimmings were mistakenly credited to Monet, who, as we all know, never shaved a goddamn thing.
 
2012-12-13 04:52:35 AM

maxximillian: Thats why you read it out loud when you think you are done. Then you fix the mistakes that you hear but didn't see. Then you are done.


For social media, not much of an issue... for something you're being PAID to write, vital.
 
2012-12-13 05:35:54 AM
I keep telling people, if the mistake end up as a real word, spell check won't help you.
 
2012-12-13 07:54:41 AM

Mikeyworld: And the truth shall ring out...

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2012-12-13 08:06:32 AM
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2012-12-13 08:06:42 AM
Once, a college typed "we talked perversely about..." instead of "we talked previously about..." to a customer.

Oh, the laughs we had.
 
2012-12-13 09:45:20 AM

Hoblit: Once, a college typed "we talked perversely about..." instead of "we talked previously about..." to a customer.

Oh, the laughs we had.


Not sure if intentional....
 
2012-12-13 12:04:11 PM
Good, it was a mistake.

I don't need any more competition for my Dirk Digler's School of Adult Acting franchise, what with all the free porn sites.
 
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