Issue 112, page
Reader Richard Timberlake has his
curiosity peaked, too, among other things...
I read with amusement Malcolm
Tent's note about peak vs. pique. About 5 minutes later, I read a joke from an email subscriber list. Sure enough,
someone's interest was peaked in the joke.
A few days ago, a newspaper article described someone as
straight-laced - who'd want crooked laces, anyway? I have often read that someone
over a book or newspaper - this must make for wet reading. Another recent
orthographically-challenged article mentioned coming to your sight, when
the author meant to cite site. A reporter in our local newspaper wrote
about a grizzly sight when describing a bloody scene, not a view containing certain bears.
Occurrences like this seem endless.
If ignorance is bliss, today's writers
must be really, really happy.
there something you read or hear that sends you up the wall?
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