Thursday, March 09, 2006

More fun with "scare" quotes

The independent pharmacy in my town has a sign up reassuring customers that they do indeed have "Italian" Easter cards. I wonder if they keep them behind the counter.


Gavin M. said...

There's an interesting Guardian piece here on spellcheckulisms:,3604,1256380,00.html

liberal elite said...

"Angus Stevenson, of OUP dictionaries, said yesterday: "This seems to be something of a new situation. These errors are occurring in texts that are otherwise quite well spelt, possibly because of the increasing use of spellcheckers. Spellcheckers can tell you whether a word is correctly spelt - but not whether it is properly used."

Ha! He can't even spell spelled.

"'Also, we find that people are picking up words and phrases from the media and bolting them together into fully formed sentences.'"

Oh my god! They're putting words into fully formed sentences. We need to stop this before it gets out of control.

parsnipgirl said...

So much for the supeiority of British English!

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