Category Archives: Words

Media Correction of the Year…

One of the year’s most coveted awards goes to none other than Dave Barry. Here’s how the famous humor writer chose to correct a misspelling he made in a column published by the Miami Herald:

“In yesterday’s column about badminton, I misspelled the name of Guatemalan player Kevin Cordon. I apologize. In my defense, I want to note that in the same column I correctly spelled Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarak, Poompat Sapkulchananart and Porntip Buranapraseatsuk. So by the time I got to Kevin Cordon, my fingers were exhausted.”

Read more about winners of related dubious media awards for 2008 at RegretTheError.com.

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The Top 10 Everything of 2008…

I would normally break down this kind of resource for easier, more direct linking…but I ain’t got that kind of time today.

So, I’ll let you jump over to the TIME magazine main page here and click around for yourself.

Perhaps we’re both better off this way…

Mom Says Computer Scrabble Game Swears…

A British mother says she was shocked to discover a Nintendo’s Scrabble 2007 game’s computer was choosing to play swear words against her 8-year-old son.

thx ::: snopes.com

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2008

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2008 is:

Bailout (noun) :a rescue from financial distress

Find out about other words that gave this words  a run-for-the-money.