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Taking instructions way too literally

Taking instructions way too literallyAugust 3, 2012 Just funny

We’ve had some fun with cake wrecks before, and it looks like it’s that time again. My son Levi’s 6th birthday is this weekend, so I couldn’t resist sharing this gem, via www.dailywritingtips.com. I am all in favor of following instructions, but really? Sheri with an eye?! The glass-is-half-full me finds it touching that the cake decorator [...]

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The audacity of punctuation: Word nerds stopped by Obama slogan, ‘Forward.’

The audacity of punctuation: Word nerds stopped by Obama slogan, 'Forward.'August 2, 2012 Grammar

Forget the audacity of hope — Obama’s real audacity is grammatical. Obama has ruffled some feathers recently, but not exactly the same feathers he regularly ruffles. This time it’s the word nerds, and even more specifically, the punctuation nerds, who are displeased with the President. The source of their displeasure? A period. That’s right, a [...]

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We don’t need no education!

We don't need no education!July 9, 2012 Just funny

Oh my. I knew that schools no longer teach grammar and diagramming the way they did back in the day. Now I’m thinking that’s for the best. Better to let kids pick it up on the streets than have them learn from the educators responsible for these doozies, as reported by Daily Writing Tips.

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Apparently, you can make a verb out of any old noun these days

Apparently, you can make a verb out of any old noun these daysJuly 5, 2012 Just funny

We can blog, google, and friend. And now we can cleavage! Or be cleavaged! Who knew?

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Lake beach bans lifeguards and swimming!

Lake beach bans lifeguards and swimming! July 1, 2012 Grammar

Spent a lovely weekend swimming in a crispy-cold lake in the Poconos and lounging on the lake’s beach.  I just hope we didn’t break any rules.  This sign seems to ban four things. Let’s review: We didn’t bring any glass — I’m a Tupperware lady. No dogs — no problem. I’m allergic. No lifeguards. I [...]

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Romney releases iPhone app, Amercia delights in high-profile typo

Romney releases iPhone app, Amercia delights in high-profile typoJune 13, 2012 Just funny

If you’ve ever been mortified by submitting a document with a big ole typo (and who among us hasn’t?), you may take comfort in the recent kerfuffle over Mitt Romney’s iphone app snafu.  (Yes, I think the incident can fairly be characterized as a kerfuffle over a snafu.) As you may be aware, the Romney [...]

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The Aftereffects of the Super Bowl

The Aftereffects of the Super BowlFebruary 6, 2012 Just funny

Never able to resist scatalogical humor, we thought that the bowl to bowel mix-up was especially amusing.  Perhaps it’s an unconscious reference to the devastating effect Superbowl snacks can have on the gut? As always, we love the hilarious finds at CakeWrecks!    

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Superbowl bloopers

Superbowl bloopersFebruary 4, 2012 Just funny

Well football fans, it’s a tie game in the Superbowl spelling bee: Giants -1, Patriots -1.  Don’t decorate drunk! For more screwed up Superbowl cakes, check out the always entertaining cakewrecks.com, which has been the source of other pls clarify posts.

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Happy Father’s Day. Watch out for swinging fish.

Happy Father's Day. Watch out for swinging fish.June 18, 2011 Just funny

Thanks to the Cliffster for sharing this gem.

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Grammar humor: Overheard in the Newsroom

Grammar humor: Overheard in the NewsroomJune 3, 2011 Grammar

Copy Editor: Knock knock. Photo Editor: Who’s there? Copy Editor: To. Photo Editor: To who? Copy Editor: “To WHOM!”

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