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Saturday, February 18, 2006
Who's on first?

I understand that Jimmy is Akin to be #1, but the laws of logic and English are still in force.

"... this lead is now gone and another blog is not ahead."
"I would therefore invite folks to go vote--whether your have voted before or not."

Friday, February 17, 2006
Was it the booze or the view?

Something caused SecretAgentMan to make the following faux pas.

"... (like the first ten patrons who show up for happy hour at Hooter's) ..."

Monday, February 13, 2006
Reading, 'riting, and [What was that second thing again?]

A "naturally platinum blond" blogger gets it wrong here.

"... they can barely keep up with basic arithmatic ..."

Sunday, February 12, 2006
Oops, he did it (possibly) again.

David Alexander gets the name of a celebrity wrong in this post.

"... that Brittany Spears wouldn't be that convincing ..."

Thursday, February 09, 2006
Poop Check XVI

No, he hasn't been right all along.

"... biased against the religious right and biggoted in his treatment ..."
"... that a man who's heart, I suspect, is in the right place ..."


Just to be contrarian, Robert Gotcher neglects to use an apostrophe when it's called for.


Monday, February 06, 2006
I'm not ashamed to admit that I found this just now.

Apparently, the idea of using a spellchecker didn't occur to Kathy Shaidle.

"I'm ashamed to admit that this just occured to me now..."

Thursday, January 19, 2006
Poop Check XV


Monday, January 16, 2006
It's no secret - the apostrophe can be quite enticing.

The Anchoress could not resist the temptation to misuse this mark in an attempt to construct a plural form.

"... if their newfangled tv’s are going to identify them as interested, or something."

Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Victor, Victor

Et tu, mister victor?

"I'm not sure I'd buy it on the strength of it's 30-second-preview ..."

Saturday, January 07, 2006
Anyone can create apostrophes.

Tragically, many of them are misused.

"Iran reports it can now create it's own Yellow Cake."

Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Links Lojinks XLIX

Someone tell Shea - bad linking is a form of oppression.

Friday, September 16, 2005
Links Lojinks XLVIII

K-Lo is self-referential in this post.

Monday, August 15, 2005
Poop Check XIV

Hillary Clinton cannot be held responsible for this one.

"It Takes Who's Village?"

Saturday, August 06, 2005
We all have our problems.

Quintero has issues with Cardinal Mahony, and with a certain punctuation mark.

"L.A. has it's troubles ..." (and teaching the correct use of the apostrophe is one of them.)

Wednesday, July 27, 2005
This ought to get your German ire up, Papa.

Oscar Mayer and his brothers were from Deutschland, so one would assume that you were familiar with the famous jingle.
The Cardinal has a last name, it's M-A-H-O-N-Y.

"I don’t want to be a namedropper, but these colleagues were Cardinals Ruini and Mahoney."
"Then Cardinal Mahoney, shocked us by saying ..." (There's no "e" in my last name!)

Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Links Lojinks XLVII

K-Lo's two flashbacks in this post cannot be found.

UPDATE: The second link was corrected, but the first still goes nowhere.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Links Lojinks XLVI

You may be bugged if you try to follow the link in this post at The Corner.

The link was supposed to lead you here.

Monday, July 04, 2005
No Separation of Church and State Here

Domenico Bettinelli gave Judge Emilio Garzo a new title.

"Bishop-emeritus Rene Gracida ... said that Bishop Garza accompanied him ..."

Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Poop Check XIII


(Note for the truly confused: Mary Wollestonecraft Shelley is the author of Frankenstein.)

Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Links Lojinks XLV

The "John Podhoretz" link here is malformed.

I favor putting bad spelling out of its misery.

JPod misspells a word, and Derb didn't notice because he had a knot in his knickers.

"Mr. Derbyshire ... supports euthenasia." (What about proper spelling?)

UPDATE: I hadn't finished this post before noticing that JPod did it again!

"... given such opinions about ... euthenasia, you really ought to have ..." (corrected my mistake.)

Perhaps you'll want to update your own links, Web Guy.

Choosing BLOG ROW->THE CORNER at NRO leads you here, where you see the following.

"The Corner has moved to a much-easier-to-remember home. It's now at You'll want to update your bookmarks. " (Indeed!)

UPDATE: Either Web Guy read my email, or K-Lo gave him the desire to fix the link.

Sunday, June 05, 2005
I agree.

Mrs. vonHuben is indeed having some difficulties - if you look at her blog with Navigator.

"Ooh...I think there?s a problem."
"I?m finally finishing planting my ornamental cabbages, portulaca and petunias."
"Of course, they can?t pay much. So it?s time to start representing animals ..."

UPDATE: The apostrophes are now present instead of the question marks.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005
No Conspiracy Here

I alone have decided to ignore two errors here to focus on the third.

"... this is either reprisal against the Hall's or more likely it is ..." (yet another misuse of the apostrophe.)

Links Lojinks XLIV

The link itself works, but the text is missing a letter in this post at relapsed catholic.

Thursday, May 19, 2005
Here's a diktat for you, comrade.

Learn to spell before you design a curriculum, moron.

"... the students will explore the wonders of transsubtantiation ..." (but not correct spelling.)

UPDATE: The scholar still hasn't gotten it right.

" ... the students will explore the wonders of transsubstantiation ..." (but not the dictionary.)

Thursday, May 12, 2005
It's nothing to jest about.

Jeff Miller would be found guilty in the Curt of Apostrophes.

"... one of the suggestions was to increase it's religion coverage ..."

Friday, May 06, 2005
I will never drop my stated preference for the correct use of the apostrophe.

Both Barbara Nicolosi and Karen Hall demonstrate that even professional writers can make my favorite faux pas.

"But, believe me, if the GOP ever dropped it's stated preference ..."
"The LAPD has changed it's tune ..."

Friday, April 22, 2005
A preposition is a terrible word to misplace.

With apologies to Winston Churchill, Pete Vere is responsible for what follows.

" ...I was giving serious consideration to dropping out the doctorate at the end of this semester."
"... and after speaking my parents I will be biting the bullet and undertaking large student loans ..."