I didn’t do it for this post, because I didn’t keep track, but you may correctly guess that, in the future, I am going to set up separate sections, to show how professional writers are becoming as bad as the great unwashed public, in their ill treatment of the English language.
Apartment for rent – Brightup Park – Rental agent must be new to this German town. It’s just down the street from my old job on Breithaupt St., (incorrectly) pronounced ‘bright up.’
Jane Fonda, with a full quaff of feathered ‘80s hair – that’s a style (coif) that I could drink to.
Standard undies and a bike seat result in chaffing. – I was chafing when I read this.
a red bag with the body of a Lion Rampen on it – Board of Heraldry insists the Lion is Rampant
The crowbar was not fashioned to the sill – I fastened onto this one quickly.
ones I crossed the street – I learned to write correct English once I got there.
President Obama pairs down his wardrobe to grey and blue suits – Well….there are just the two colors.
women with no close on – Just what you’d expect from some yob who’d write this.
I was a little dump founded – This one’s easy. Just tell ‘em you founded your dumb.
Toronto Trekkies set their faces to stun – My face is stunned that even this non-nerd didn’t know about phasers.
The LCBO is trying bottle locks it hopes may prevent less booze from going into the pockets of thieves. – Surely they’re trying to prevent more loss.
Deer listener, welcome to another – Dear me, I’ve listened to deer. They don’t say anything.
Its pretty oviese – that you meant, it’s pretty obvious.
A comfort and convince issue – You can’t convince me that it shouldn’t be convenience.
His smile infactuated my mind. His eyes were infultrated with dark specks. – The writer must have had red lines under these words….I need to sit down.
One of my jobs was creating visitors as they entered – I would just be greeting them myself, but if they let you get into that creating…
So I here there is a rumor. – Yes, I hear that they say you don’t know proper English.
Napa Valley is famous for whine – Is he being serious? I don’t know if a joke is required.
The whole kerfuffle wreaks of the entitled attitude – And this columnist’s writing reeks of pretention and lack of language knowledge.
I was quote on quote, “fake”. – And you were “quote – unquote”, not thinking about that phrase’s meaning.
He was a tattle tail – Even SpellCheck knows that it’s tattletale
Swimmers go toe-to-toe with undertoe – At least they didn’t tow the line….somewhere else.
Dancers are quite a common site – Any dancer large enough to qualify, must be a sight.
You are hurdled through the air, 35,000 feet up – I’d just like to see someone hurdle me when I’ve been hurtled that high.
Be wear of men who – know you should beware.
His near-do-well life, and tales of his daring-do – in a post bitching about someone else using ‘imperserate’ for impersonate. His should be ‘ne’er-do-well, and derring-do, since you asked.
and I but in – when he should butt in
I got have way across the street – I’ve got no halfway smartass comment except – Think! Damn it, think!
The have-knots protested lack of money. – That’s a problem I could untie for them.
In an article about typos – after listing exotic trips as erotic ones, Yellow Pages offered to wave their fee.
Crossword – shotguns have them = calibers – No, rifles & pistols have calibers. Shotguns have gauges!
– drills = jackhammers – NO! No! Drills go round and round, jackhammers go up and down.
– kinda drift = continental – Kinda and (a) kind of do not mean the same thing.
– carpenter’s plane = sander – plane has steel blade, sander has sand, on paper