MAJOR FORMAT CHANGE
I need a break and am going to stop posting every day of the week. Instead, I will post somewhat irregularly or when the professional writers goad me enough with egregiously poor writing to merit some attention.
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It has been a good run and it will not cease; it will just be less frequent.
MONDAY PUN DAY
These are really bad.
What’s musical and handy in a supermarket? A Chopin Liszt.
The sheep rustler who broke out of jail is now on the lam.
Old printers never die, they’re just not the type.
SAME OLD, TIRED MISTAKES
Find, identify and correct the errors in the following.
“But neither the provincial nor the federal governments have anything close to what Michigan has, and analysts say Ontario is being left behind.”
Anne Jarvis, “Michigan seems to be running circles around us”, The Windsor Star, Friday, November 14, 2014.
“Ontario, Michigan each have a plan to develop automotive industry”
Story Headline, no author listed, The Windsor Star, Friday, November 14, 2014.
“ ‘One of my favourite movies, if not my favourite movie, is the Curious Case of Benjamin Button,’ Ho-Sang said. ‘I like how the main character views everybody’s life. How he describes the people that he meets, how he explains who they are and his understanding of the people around him.’ ”
Bob Duff, “Being Josh Ho-Sang means doing the unexpected” The Windsor Star, Saturday, November 15, 2014.
The word for today is “objurgate”.
What part of speech is “objurgate”?
Define “objurgate” and use it in a sentence that you have created.