MONDAY PUN DAY
HERE WE GO AGAIN – PART 1
These are for fun.
“Old limbo dancers never die, they just go under.”
“A bachelor is a guy who is footloose and fiancée-free.”
“Male deer have buck teeth.”
HERE WE GO AGAIN – PART 2
These are not funny; actually, they are a bit sad.
Find, identify and correct the errors in the following examples.
“ ‘I stick to my platform, unless there’s an issue and someone wants to distinguish myself from another candidate,’ he said.”
Gabe Maggio, in a JAY RANKIN story, “Ward 3 race for council heats up”, The Windsor Star, Friday, September 19, 2014.
“ ‘Signs always get stolen. You expect that,’ said Ward 3 candidate Carolyn Postma.”
Carolyn Postma, in a JAY RANKIN story, “Ward 3 race for council heats up”, The Windsor Star, Friday, September 19, 2014.
“Not because they’re against a new city hall, but because they aren’t bowled over by what they see.”
The Star’s View, Editorial, “There’s no rush to pick a new city hall design”, The Windsor Star, Friday, September 19, 2014.
The word for today is “dissemble”.
What part of speech is “dissemble”?
Define “dissemble”. (Be careful; the word might trick you.)
Use “dissemble” in a sentence of your own creation.
HELP THE CRUSADE
In an ongoing effort to improve the writing skills of professional writers, I suggest that if you find an error in a columnist’s story, make it known in the comment area that accompanies each story. (This assumes you get an electronic version of the newspaper.)
I like to mention that grammar, punctuation or sentence structure needs some word.
I have no idea if the writers read those comments; chances are they do check the comments but, even if they do not, the public is made aware of the mistakes and that pressures the writers to improve.