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(WKKJ.com)   Actual headline: "Einstein's Challange." Good thing math geniuses don't have to be able to spell   (wkkj.com) divider line
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2007-04-02 3:37:18 PM  
E=Mb2
 
2007-04-02 3:37:45 PM  
Good headline. I chortled.
 
2007-04-02 3:37:58 PM  
'Actual headline: "Einstein's Challange."' would have been sufficient.
 
2007-04-02 3:38:24 PM  
i just say it with a french accent and it sounds pretty awesome.
 
2007-04-02 3:38:49 PM  
Oddly enough the body of TFA has it spelled both right and wrong. That takes talent, kudos.
 
2007-04-02 3:39:40 PM  
"The top three teams in each category will receive OU-C scholarships worth $1,650 for first place, $1,200 for second place and $725 for third place."

Awesome, that'll pay for one fifth of the first semester. Must not be a very difficult "Challange".
 
2007-04-02 3:40:08 PM  
Nice going, genus.
 
2007-04-02 3:41:19 PM  
After I read the headline, this immediately came to mind:

[image from giftsforlearning.com too old to be available]
 
2007-04-02 3:41:26 PM  
speling is confuzing ,
 
2007-04-02 3:42:07 PM  
Challange

It's pronounced "Shah-Lang", you uncultured bastards.
 
2007-04-02 3:43:31 PM  
[image from z.about.com too old to be available]
 
2007-04-02 3:45:08 PM  
The math lab at my college had a sign: "No Buycles"

True story.
 
2007-04-02 3:45:14 PM  
TheAnvil

Nice going, genus.

Well, isn't that species.
 
2007-04-02 3:46:09 PM  
Oooo I can't wait for next week. Newton's Componition!
 
2007-04-02 3:47:27 PM  
geniuses? or Genii?

/doesn't matter...I probably didn't even spell that right.
//mensa reject
 
2007-04-02 3:47:48 PM  
God, people are dum.
 
2007-04-02 3:48:35 PM  
A good challange embiggins a man.
 
2007-04-02 3:48:38 PM  
Do they get to use calculaters?
 
2007-04-02 3:49:12 PM  
Chuck Cunningham

The math lab at my college had a sign: "No Buycles"

I read that as meth lab.
 
2007-04-02 3:49:20 PM  
dynamicdog

That is a very cromulent observation.
 
2007-04-02 3:49:58 PM  
[image from forums.digitalpoint.com too old to be available]

CorrectmeifI'mwrongbutareyouaskingforaCHALLAAAAAANGE!!1!!elebenty!!1one
 
2007-04-02 3:50:07 PM  
influx: It's pronounced "Shah-Lang", you uncultured bastards.

Hehe. You reminded me of those people who name their kids shiathead and pronounce it Shuh-teed
 
2007-04-02 3:50:24 PM  
What does one expect from Circut City?
 
2007-04-02 3:50:29 PM  
pwned?
 
2007-04-02 3:51:26 PM  
LandOfChocolate

Orangello?

Lemongello?
 
2007-04-02 3:52:41 PM  
What do you expect from Oiho?
 
2007-04-02 3:53:30 PM  
actually, it's WKKJ's goof-up
 
2007-04-02 3:53:40 PM  
And English students don't need to know math.

Which is good for me, because I don't!
 
2007-04-02 3:53:57 PM  
A "challange" is an irregular, but not life-threatening, growth on the wang. Einstein was very sensitive about his challange, you rude bastards.
 
2007-04-02 3:54:03 PM  
It is not clear if the typo was the paper's fault or if they were copying a press release or signage letter for letter. If the paper bungled that, the joke is not as good.
 
2007-04-02 3:54:36 PM  
What amazes me is that s/he spelled it wrong three times, then in the last paragraph, itz spelt korrectlee...

Phouque!
 
2007-04-02 3:55:09 PM  
Submitter misspelled "geniouses".
 
2007-04-02 3:56:53 PM  
eqtworld: E=Mb2

FTFU?
 
2007-04-02 3:56:55 PM  
Did you expect anything else from a coonttree station? I've always wanted one of those in my back yard.....
 
2007-04-02 3:59:11 PM  
My secretary once typed up a paper on anti-static paints for me where every instance of the word 'antistatic' was replaced with 'autistic'. In hindsight, I should have read the typed version before handing out a zillion copies of the document.
 
2007-04-02 4:01:13 PM  
Hell no we don't.
 
2007-04-02 4:01:46 PM  
El_Comandante: Awesome, that'll pay for one fifth of the first semester.

Agreed. When I tell people my educational background is, they say "Oh! You must've gotten into a top college with full scholarships!". Guess again. I suppose I can thank the previous governor of California (don't remember his name. Some edumacated student I am) for giving me $2,000, which was just enough to pay for a year of community college. I can also thank our current governor for making sure school funding was cut so horribly that there was no summer classes, forcing me to wait an extra semester before I could transfer to a 4 year college. God Bless America!

/almost sure there's more than a few grammar errors in there
 
2007-04-02 4:02:09 PM  
its even better that the writer keeps saying "challange" throughout the article.
 
2007-04-02 4:02:14 PM  
Jument Oddly enough the body of TFA has it spelled both right and wrong. That takes talent, kudos.

Maybe the author was just playing it safe. If you aren't sure if you're misspelling a word, spell it both ways. One of them is bound to be right.

I know I do that when I'm afraid of mispelling words.
 
2007-04-02 4:02:48 PM  
Chuck Cunningham

The math lab at my college had a sign: "No Buycles"

True story.


In the old omputer science building at ETSU, there was once a sign on a fridge saying that the "frig" was out of order.
 
2007-04-02 4:02:55 PM  
Gah! And my subtle joke was ruined by not closing the italics tag.
 
2007-04-02 4:02:55 PM  
Richard M. Nixon

I was on the road just outside of Seattle, listening to that book on CD when I heard Orangello and Lemongello...I was laughing so hard I almost drove into oncoming traffic.
 
2007-04-02 4:05:35 PM  
Rann Xerox

If I had a nickel for everytime I've actually pushed on a pull to open door...

Well, let's just say I'm intelligent, but not rich. ;-D
 
2007-04-02 4:05:42 PM  
[image from z.about.com too old to be available]

/obligatory
 
2007-04-02 4:05:46 PM  
TheOther: FTFU?

yeah I wanted it to be like that, i dont know unicode- or whatever it is you are using to do that.
 
2007-04-02 4:06:12 PM  
helix400: Gah! And my subtle joke was ruined by not closing the italics tag.

Naw, it was already ruint before that.
 
2007-04-02 4:06:45 PM  
MooglyGuy

In the old omputer science building at ETSU, there was once a sign on a fridge saying that the "frig" was out of order.

Actually that makes sense: when you think about it as part of refrigerator, frig is phonetically accurate.

I would be more worried about the omputer. :-)
 
2007-04-02 4:07:27 PM  
eqtworld: yeah I wanted it to be like that, i dont know unicode- or whatever it is you are using to do that.

Farkode
 
2007-04-02 4:07:39 PM  
Maybe they really do call it a 'Challange' as a joke? Hey, everyone knows what a bunch of wacky cut-ups professional mathematicians are....
 
2007-04-02 4:08:01 PM  
I'm not rich, and my last post just highlighted that I'm not always that intelligent either. D'oh!

/at least I can laugh at my foibles
 
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