Pervasive illiteracy

Every day I see misspellings, wrong word, and grammar errors. My wife usually points out two or three amusing ones each day, too. They’re everywhere. Today I heard or read four within a span of a half hour so I thought I would share my despair.

  1. A real estate mailer advertised its resedential properties (a home for sedentary people?)
  2. A news report said a court printer had mixmatched names and juror numbers (almost makes sense)
  3. A radio pundit declared that he was reading between the tea leaves (a mixmatched metaphor?)
  4. A published hard copy science book I’m reading mentioned an ancient pine and adler forest (discovered by the Austrian psychotherapist?)


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