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"Peons of Praise"--The Author Said That

 
 
Roberta
 
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Reply Tue 24 Dec, 2013 12:44 am
@roger,
From the book I'm currently proofreading (someone edited this):

"... someone else's point of you."

edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 24 Dec, 2013 01:23 am
@Roberta,
ee cummings?
Roberta
 
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Reply Tue 24 Dec, 2013 01:49 am
@edgarblythe,
bs author is more like it. I appreciate the reference.
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McTag
 
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Reply Tue 24 Dec, 2013 01:56 am
@Roberta,

Quote:
From the book I'm currently proofreading (someone edited this):

"... someone else's point of you."


I appreciate these occasional posts. The Guardian newspaper* runs "Homophone Corner" column where much innocent pleasure is to be found. It's amazing what seemingly sensible people will accept as correct, once they have got a false idea into their head. I think we're all guilty of this to some degree, though.
I once (repeatedly, actually) had to correct a BBC commentator who kept writing "I hope this will wet your appetite".

*
Quote:
Near homophone corner: "If you want to revel in the dappled shade of the most beautiful canapé of plane trees in Europe, go now." (French to say au revoir to canalside trees, 28 July, page 3, G2).
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 24 Dec, 2013 06:51 am
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/most-unforgivable-spelling-mistakes-of-2013

Some great examples of written word being confused by spoken word. I catch myself often using 'of' instead of 'have'.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Tue 24 Dec, 2013 01:51 pm
Somewhere back in this thread is my favorite example: purr say.
panzade
 
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Reply Tue 24 Dec, 2013 04:28 pm
Got an e mail forwarded that included.."he will stop at anything to throw me to the curb."
Roberta
 
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Reply Tue 24 Dec, 2013 05:16 pm
@panzade,
I guess he's not all that keen on throwing. I, on the other hand, if the mood struck me, would stop at nothing to throw somebody into oncoming traffic. Curb, shmurb.
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margo
 
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Reply Wed 25 Dec, 2013 02:02 am
@Roberta,
Roberta wrote:

Somewhere back in this thread is my favorite example: purr say.

That's what Possum-cat says when I finally get around d to feeding him Embarrassed Razz
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 25 Dec, 2013 09:49 am
Found this on youtube:
One of the most prolific songs ever created by one of the worlds great musicains / peace activists .This song has stood the test of time and is an anthem for peace .

It's about John Lennon's Imagine.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jan, 2014 10:19 am
@edgarblythe,
Seen recently in a professional presentation: "Core Tenants."
panzade
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jan, 2014 10:37 am
@DrewDad,
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTaXRae3yBriztqbYSuTWPXYrkjecUdn7q9U3O6fdxqaHGhUEkeCg
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jan, 2014 12:12 pm
@edgarblythe,


Quote:
One of the most prolific songs ever created


Its a song that keeps on writing, John woulda really liked that

Its a song that keeps on writing, John woulda really liked that
panzade
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jan, 2014 12:14 pm
@farmerman,
Its a song that keeps on writing, John woulda really liked that
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sun 5 Apr, 2015 03:05 pm
I just encountered, "People are human."

Thud and a half.

Won't someone give me a ton of money so that I can stop working on this crap? Is that asking too much? I guess it is. Phooey.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 5 Apr, 2015 05:32 pm
Add to that, "A dog is canine."
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McTag
 
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Reply Mon 6 Apr, 2015 01:08 am
@Roberta,

Needs a bit of work. You would no doubt accept "People are only human, after all". Depend a lot on the tone of the piece.

Thanks for keeping this Fred going.
Roberta
 
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Reply Mon 6 Apr, 2015 05:43 am
@McTag,
McT, The piece doesn't have a tone. It's just repetitive and vague. I know that the author meant exactly what you said. Why didn't he say it? That would be too close to what he means.

I don't suppose you'd consider ghost editing for me. I'm falling behind schedule. Among other things, I'm trying to figure out what to do about the two Figure 2.2s. And I already fixed the list of seven things that had eight. Maybe this is some kind of after the fact editing test.

I've said it before, but it bears repeating. I'm getting too old for the kind of energy and concentration this requires.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2015 06:53 am
@Roberta,
Seen today on Glassdoor: "throne under the bus"
Thomas
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2015 08:07 am
@DrewDad,
Interesting! This one might not even have been an accident. Maybe the author was clever on purpose here.
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