Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunday Smile in Black and White

Micah: As bloggers/ writers, we need to pay close attention to proofreading.  We have tried to explain to Jan that this includes punctuation, but she claims punctuation is too small for her old eyes, so any time you see two or more periods at the end of one of her sentences, please forgive her.

Percy:  Not that you'll find her typos on our blog.  But we've lived with her so long, we have developed the same problems she has, so we might have the occasional typo here.  If we do, our friend Mark sends us an email in Greek so we can correct it.

Cyndi:  No, Percy, he doesn't send it in Greek.  He just emails our mistake with no message and it reads like Greek to us.

Cameron:  Oh, right.  For our post "New Water Bowl," he sent an email with nothing in it except "me kow I'm' uh? "

Buddy:  And we replied with perfect English and punctuation, "Huh?"

Marcus:  He meant that somewhere in our post was "me kow (instead of know) I'm."  And he wanted to know, "uh?" 

Percy:  See, I told you he sends messages in Greek.  None of us understood it.

Rusty: If you find an off the wall typographical error, please overlook it.  It means we can't see what we typed because Jan has misplaced her/our magnifying glass again. We never lose things!

Merci: Here are some newspaper booboos we've found floating around the web. Read them carefully. A few of the corrections are stranger than the original mistake.

Sam: And, before you ask, no, Jan didn't make these mistakes.  She's too busy making her own.

It was incorrectly reported last Friday that today is T-shirt Appreciation Day. In fact, it is actually Teacher Appreciation Day.

There was a mistake in an item sent in two weeks ago which stated that Ed Burnham entertained a party at crap shooting. It should have been trap shooting.

There are two important corrections to the information in the update on our Deep Relaxation professional development program. First, the program will include meditation, not  medication. Second, it is experiential, not experimental.

Just to keep the record straight, it was the famous Whistler's Mother, not Hitler's, that was exhibited. There is nothing to be gained in trying to explain how this error occurred.

Our newspaper carried the notice last week that Mr. Oscar Hoffnagle is a defective on the police force. This was a typographical error. Mr. Hoffnagle is, of course, a detective on the police farce.

In Frank Washburn's March column, Rebecca Varney was erroneously identified as a bookmaker. She is a typesetter.

In a recent edition, we referred to the past chairman of Chrysler Corporation as Lee Iacoocoo. His real name is Lee Iacacca. The Gazette regrets the error.

In the City Beat section of Friday's paper, firefighter Dwight Brady was mis-identified. His nickname in the department is "Dewey." Another firefighter is nicknamed "Weirdo." We apologize for our mistake.

Apology: I originally wrote, "Woodrow Wilson's wife grazed sheep on front lawn of the White House." I'm sorry that typesetting inadvertently left out the word "sheep".

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are one of hundreds of parachuting enthusiasts who bought our Easy Sky Diving book, please make the following correction: on page 8, line 7, the words "state zip code" should have read "pull rip cord".

The marriage of Miss Freda vanAmburg and Willie Branton, which was announced in this paper a few weeks ago, was a mistake which we wish to correct.

Yesterday we mistakenly reported that a talk was given by a bottle-scared hero. We apologize for the error. We obviously meant that the talk was given by a battle-scarred hero.

In one edition of today's Food Section, an inaccurate number of jalapeno peppers was given for Jeanette Crowley's Southwestern chicken salad recipe.  The recipe should call for two, not 21, jalapeno peppers.

Micah: So now you know how important it is to proofread your blog posts before hitting "Publish."   Of course, sometimes you can proofread your post a dozen times and not see what's actually there.

Marcus: How can you not see what's actually there?

Buddy: You read what you think you wrote ... or is that you read what you intended to write? Anyway, it's best to have a Mark person of your own who knows Green so you can make a correction.

Marcus:  What would we do if we didn't have a Mark person of our own?

Percy:  We'd do what everyone else does when they need something.  We'd order a Mark person from

Cyndi:  Let's wrap up our Sunday Smile and move on.

Buddy:  Yesterday, we posted this photo of me in it's original color, in sepia and with new background colors - Sepia Caturday Art.  Today we are posting it in black and white.  Because ---

Buddy incognito

We're joining the Black and White Sunday blog hop co-hosted by Dachshund Nola and  Sugar the GR.


  1. I sure hope NO one tryed that recipe with 21 jalapeno peppers *mol*

    Buddy you look furry good in black and white too !


  2. Crap shooting could have been fun though... MOL ! Purrs

  3. Darn.... We think CRAP shooting would be FUN.
    It is funny that WE seem to just be able to read OVER and Around and Through type-0's. Must be like when MOM could "READ" all the stuffs her Second Graders..Wrote.

  4. Bwah ha ha!!! You guys made Mum squirt coffees out her nose! She says she's glad she didn't try to use that sky diving book! Best laugh we've had in ages.

  5. Yikes, that's a lot of peppers! Hey Buddy, love that hat pal!

  6. Mom has to do her longer posts ahead of time so she can go back and reread it the later to "try" and proofread it. Man she has made some big boo boo's over the years!

  7. You gave us a ton of Sunday smiles - these typos are great!


  8. Ok gang, those are too funny! I was laughing so loud that hubby asked what I was reading! Hey, typos happen! Have a great Sunday!
    Bark More, Growl Less Barking from the Bayou!

  9. I love the buddy incognito pic!!! i make typos all the time to! Even though I proof read! Then I will read it a while later and be, what did I say there!!!!
    Grrrr. Hope your having a good weekend!

    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  10. hello funny farmers its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow buddy nice hat!!! that luks like the sort of hat dada wood ware eksept maybe his wood hav a littel bit bigger of a brim!!! ha ha ok bye

  11. Love that picture of Buddy. Of course, we love EVERY picture of Buddy. :)

    The item about the couple's marriage being a mistake was my favorite!

  12. that's a lot of peppers. I enjoyed the laugh, thanks for that

  13. What a GREAT post! We've had this very same discussion at my house, too. In fact, we had it just this mornin'. My peep is NOT very good at this stuff. She kept tryin' to correct my work. Clearly, she didn't know what she was talkin' about. CLEARLY.


  14. We's hoping mom stops laughing by the time she has to go chase green papers tomorrow.

    She says those typo's are priceless. And we know she makes mistakes all the time too!

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  15. "Pull rip cord" not "state zip code"! LOL!!! Oh dear! Now that's a total boo-boo!

    Awww Mr Buddy - you are the Humphrey Bogart of the woofie world! Take care

  16. Mum was laughing so much at those typos that she ended up crying!

  17. Those typoes are furry funny!

    I think there should be a T-shirt Appreciation Day though.

    Purrz, Katie Kat.

  18. Ha-Ha! You guys find the funniest stuff! I suppose that would be a recipe you might not want to follow exactly. Now about that never loosing anything... huh. Well, I set my glass down and less than 5 mins later have no idea where it is. Sooooo...
    Hugs you guys!


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