Monday, November 29, 2010

Great Moments in Editing

You may not realize it, but I put a great deal of effort into putting together quality blog posts for your enlightenment and entertainment. I carefully craft what I want to say, edit carefully, proof-read each post a gazillion times before I hit the "Publish Post" button ...

... and, all too often, later find embarrassing typos that I have to go back and fix.

But that's the beauty of the Internet - I can go back and fix those mistakes with a relative minimum of difficulty. In print media, you're not quite so lucky. Here are a few examples of editing that didn't quite make the grade:

Perhaps we have found a new test for potential Congressional candidates ...

Stop the presses!

Well, yes ...

Friends don't let friends ... never mind ...

Is this a counting problem, or a recognition problem? ...

And finally, this one isn't really a typo, but I just couldn't resist it ...

And now it's now time to go back to work after a long and enjoyable holiday weekend. I'm not complaining, though ... at least I have a job to go back to. One more thing to be thankful for.

Have a good day. Edit well. More thoughts tomorrow.

Bilbo

8 comments:

Bandit said...

These are always funny to me. I used to stay up late enough on Monday night to watch "Headlines" on Leno. I don't know if he still does that segment.

Raquel's World said...

"out of forty women, only two were female" Yikes!

KathyA said...

LOL Yes, editing is an under rated job.

John said...

I need to save the last one..."Honey, I'm only staring at her breasts for my health!"

Bilbo said...

Bandit - I love these, from whatever source!

Raquel - my feelings exactly!

Kathy - essential, but time-consuming, not fun, and definitely underrated.

John - hope it works better for you than it did for me.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Great stories. They made me laugh!

allenwoodhaven said...

Wonderful post! I love this sort of things and notice them all too often. You found some real gems; thanks for the laughs.

Amanda said...

LOL!!! Too funny!