M.Leddy + spelling   72

The Apostrophe Protection Society
The Apostrophe Protection Society throw’s in the towel.
apostrophe  misspelling  punctuation  spelling 
december 2019 by M.Leddy
The war on spelling
Bryan Garner and others offer their thoughts about the war on spelling.
grammar  misspelling  spelling  usage 
september 2019 by M.Leddy
New directions in spelling, okay?
“Achomlishments.” “Intentially.”
misspelling  spelling 
may 2019 by M.Leddy
Talking responsibilty
Taking its cue from the misspelled responsibility on Australian currency, The New York Times is inviting students thirteen and older to offer their thoughts on spelling and misspelling.
misspelling  spelling 
may 2019 by M.Leddy
In the early morning raid
I like seeing the Special Counsel’s indictment of Roger Stone point out miscreants’ sloppiness in texting.
grammar  misspelling  spelling  usage 
january 2019 by M.Leddy
A linguist looks at Trump’s tweets
The linguist John McWhorter looks at Donald Trump’s tweets and finds a “blindness to the basics of adult-level composition.”
grammar  misspelling  spelling  usage 
january 2019 by M.Leddy
Nancy pop corn
Today’s installment of yesterday’s Nancy prompts the question: Was popcorn once spelled as two words?
comics  Nancy  spelling 
september 2018 by M.Leddy
A misspelling in the news
No misspelling can be called “minor” when it’s on a thirty-foot-tall guitar. Or, for that matter, on any guitar.
misspelling  spelling 
june 2018 by M.Leddy
Spelling in the news
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge: missing a z.
misspelling  spelling 
june 2018 by M.Leddy
Common misspellings
From Oxford Dictionaries, a list derived from the Oxford English Corpus: the hundred most commonly misspelled words.
misspelling  spelling 
may 2018 by M.Leddy
CNN, sheesh
misspelling  sheesh  spelling 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
Misspelling history
It’s Black History Month, yes, and the office of the White House press secretary has misspelled Frederick Douglass’s last name.
culture  history  misspelling  spelling 
february 2018 by M.Leddy
About last night
I doubt that Trump wrote the tweet.
diction  politics  misspelling  spelling 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
UPC misspelling
“Be good to yourself this morning with a satisfing bowl of Simply Nature Organic Oats and Honey Granola.”
food  misspelling  spelling 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
Misspelled words
From Oxford Dictionaries, a handy list of words commonly misspelled.
misspelling  spelling 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
Cypress (sp)
Paul Manafort’s lawyers misspelling Cyprus.
misspelling  spelling 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
“Grammar Nazi”
Funny and charming, even if what Reese Lansangan cares about is, for the most part, spelling and usage.
grammar  misspelling  spelling  usage 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
Donald Trump’s spelling
One learns how to spell words correctly by seeing them, again and again, in print, correctly spelled. Trump is, famously, a non-reader of books, and his errors are often those of a writer who spells by ear.
misspelling  politics  spelling 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
To and too
From a landscaper’s flyer, found on the handle of our storm door.
misspelling  spelling 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
White House misspellings and typos
Seth Masket, a former writer for the White House Office of Correspondence, considers the abundance of misspellings and typos in official Whi...
misspelling  politics  spelling 
june 2017 by M.Leddy
Bristol’s “grammar vigilante”
More accurately, a punctuation vigilante. Or perhaps more accurately still, a spelling vigilante.
grammar  punctuation  spelling 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
Your family has a dictionary , Hi. Use it.
comics  Hi&Lois  misspelling  spelling 
february 2017 by M.Leddy
“No challenge is to great”
I agree: it’s a “glaring typo,” or a glaring example of a common confusion of words.
misspelling  politics  spelling 
february 2017 by M.Leddy
A misspelling in the news
A school system fires an employee for a tweet correcting a student’s spelling.
misspelling  spelling 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
Bertolli’s flare
Fancy commercial, but they still need someone who knows the difference between “flare” and “flair .”
advertising  misspelling  spelling 
october 2016 by M.Leddy
Spellings of the future
As in “a smoldering cigarette bud.”
misspelling  spelling 
january 2016 by M.Leddy
Aisle 16
The Staples “Stationary” aisle.
misspelling  signage  spelling 
december 2015 by M.Leddy
Spelling reform. “Forskor and sevn yeerz agoe our faadherz braut forth on this kontinent a nue naeshon ....”
Mencken  spelling 
november 2015 by M.Leddy
Spelling in the news
In Fresno, California, three men posing as police officers misspelled the word sheriff on their costumes.
misspelling  spelling 
september 2015 by M.Leddy
Spellings of the future
“Our” for “are” is one I’ve seen twice recently.
misspelling  spelling 
october 2014 by M.Leddy
Grammer and spelling
Mark Zuckerberg, joker or misspeller?
grammar  misspelling  spelling 
august 2014 by M.Leddy
Spellings of the future
Is it okay to where khaki shorts in a classroom? No. Not ever.
misspelling  spelling 
april 2014 by M.Leddy
Bad hyphens, unhelpful abbreviations
Daughter Number Three looks at bad hyphens and unhelpful postal abbreviations.
punctuation  spelling  words 
october 2013 by M.Leddy
PBS misspelling
IDEALOGICAL, right there on the screen.
misspelling  spelling 
september 2013 by M.Leddy
Beatlemania, flagged
Change Find Next? Ignore? The spellchecker flagged “Beatlemania.”
Beatles  spelling 
september 2013 by M.Leddy
W3, another controversy
Webster’s Third New International Dictionary is again a source of controversy.
dictionary  spelling  words 
june 2013 by M.Leddy
Spellings of the future
“Yes, we have now bananas.”
misspelling  spelling 
may 2013 by M.Leddy
Spellings of the future
Misspellings so strange that they must in fact be the spellings of the future.
misspelling  spelling  words 
october 2012 by M.Leddy
A cartoon caption.
learning  spelling 
august 2012 by M.Leddy
Taco Bell’s Canon
Just-retired professor James Courter writes about the spelling habits of some of his students, the ones who would appear to do little reading.
college  education  spelling 
july 2012 by M.Leddy
Teacher misspells words in fake jury-duty letter
“Mona Lisa Tello was busted after she allegedly submitted a fake jury duty letter rife with bone-headed misspellings to get out of class for two weeks.”
spelling  teaching 
january 2012 by M.Leddy
Gaddafi? Kadafi? Qaddafi?
However you spell it, he seems to be dead.
names  spelling 
october 2011 by M.Leddy
Fine Austrlian wine
“The bottles appear identical to the real thing, apart from a tell-tale misspelling on the label on the back, where Australia is spelt Austrlia.”
misspelling  spelling  wine 
april 2011 by M.Leddy
Whisky, hold the "e"
One Scottish politician mocks another for misspelling "whisky"
misspelling  spelling  words 
november 2009 by M.Leddy
"The growing use of Greeklish by schoolchildren is adversely affecting their spelling skills and may ultimately pose a threat to the Greek language, according to a recent study."
Greek  language  misspelling  spelling  technology  writing 
september 2009 by M.Leddy
"Iceburg Lettuce"
A real misspelling in a real store
misspelling  spelling  words 
april 2009 by M.Leddy
Homonym accident
"Prices to low too advertise"
spelling  words 
january 2009 by M.Leddy
Misspelled sign at Cambridge U.
spelling  misspelling 
november 2008 by M.Leddy
Letters to the Times
Witty letters on spelling to the Times of London
misspelling  spelling 
september 2008 by M.Leddy
If it's Wensday, this must be England
Should students get a pass on common spelling errors?
misspelling  spelling 
august 2008 by M.Leddy
Cereals in the hands of an angry blog
No. 21: analysis of sloppy Post cereal box design and copywriting
advertising  design  howtoimprove  misspelling  spelling  typography  words  writing 
june 2008 by M.Leddy
And check your spelling
Church signboard with misspelling
misspelling  spelling  signage 
may 2008 by M.Leddy

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