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April 4, 2018 7:05 am  #1


Did I read this right?

I see headlines ALL THE TIME that make me want to respond to the writer and ask what in the world he was thinking, but I always just let it go.  It does make you wonder, however, how these people ever made it into journalism.  Isn't there some kind of grammar test they must take ??!!

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Toilet Out Of Order:

PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW.”
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In a Laundromat:
AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT.
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In a London department store:
BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS...
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In an office:
WOULD THE PERSON WHO TOOK THE STEP LADDER YESTERDAY PLEASE BRING IT BACK OR FURTHER STEPS WILL BE TAKEN.

In an office:
AFTER TEA BREAK, STAFF SHOULD EMPTY THE TEAPOT AND STAND UPSIDE DOWN ON THE DRAINING BOARD.
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Outside a second-hand shop:
WE EXCHANGE ANYTHING - BICYCLES, WASHING MACHINES, ETC. WHY NOT BRING YOUR WIFE ALONG AND GET A WONDERFUL BARGAIN?
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Notice in health food shop window:
CLOSED DUE TO ILLNESS...
(as if even healthy people never get sick?)

Spotted in a safari park:
 
(I sure hope so.)
ELEPHANTS, PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR.
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Seen during a conference:
FOR ANYONE WHO HAS CHILDREN AND DOESN'T KNOW IT, THERE IS A DAY CARE ON THE 1ST FLOOR. 

Notice in a farmer's field:
THE FARMER ALLOWS WALKERS TO CROSS THE FIELD FOR FREE, BUT THE BULL CHARGES.
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Message on a leaflet:
IF YOU CANNOT READ, THIS LEAFLET WILL TELL YOU HOW TO GET LESSONS.
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On a repair shop door:
WE CAN REPAIR ANYTHING. (PLEASE KNOCK HARD ON THE DOOR - THE BELL DOESN'T WORK.)
(
Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn't you say?!)
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Man Kills Self Before Shooting WifeAnd Daughter:
This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.

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Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
(Really? Ya' think?)

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
(Now that's taking things a bit far!)
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Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
(What a guy!)
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Miners Refuse to Work after Death
(No-good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's!)

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant 
See if that works better than a fair trial!
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War Dims Hope for Peace
(
I can see where it might have that effect!)
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If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
(
Ya' think?!)
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Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
(Who would have thought!)
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Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
(They may be on to something!)
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Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
(You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?)
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Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge
(
He probably IS the battery charge!)
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New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
(
Weren't they fat enough?!)

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
(That's what he gets for eating those beans!)
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Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
(
Do they taste like chicken?)
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Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
(Chainsaw Massacre all over again!)
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Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
(
Boy, are they tall!)
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Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
(
Did I read that right?)

Last edited by Debrah (April 4, 2018 7:14 am)


A government which robs Peter to
pay Paul can always depend on
the support of Paul.
-- George Bernard Shaw
 

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