Tuesday, November 28, 2006

At These Prices, They Could Run a Spell Check!

(via Curbed)

Monday, November 27, 2006

A, E, I, O, U, sometimes Y and sometimes . . . W!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Oh, Ossining...

As far as I can tell, this is the only C-Town in the country to sport this additional moniker. So official! So proudly displayed! Sigh.

And then there is the matter of the town parking-meter regulations, which my understandably baffled father pointed out to me when I was up for Thanksgiving:

Monday, November 06, 2006

The Two-Million-Dollar Comma

From Toronto's Globe and Mail:

"It could be the most costly piece of punctuation in Canada.

"A grammatical blunder may force Rogers Communications Inc. to pay an extra $2.13-million to use utility poles in the Maritimes after the placement of a comma in a contract permitted the deal's cancellation.

"The controversial comma sent lawyers and telecommunications regulators scrambling for their English textbooks in a bitter 18-month dispute that serves as an expensive reminder of the importance of punctuation."

The rest of the story is here. Tee hee hee hee hee...

Friday, November 03, 2006

Et tu, Hollywood Video?

(Thanks again to Brian for sending us this painful -- yet somehow uplifting -- souvenir of south Brooklyn.)