Charter School Ad Mistakenly Asks Readers If They’re Interested in…

If you're a grammarian, a self-styled "grammar nerd," a teacher who has read over the course of your career one too many student essays with "yours" masquerading as "you'res," or your (good — you're paying attention!) one of the many helpful do-gooders who've pointed out in the past that we on these imaginary digital… » 12/12/12 10:25pm 12/12/12 10:25pm

Idiot Vandals Paint the Word ‘Bicth’ on Woman’s Car

A woman in York City, Penn. found some unpleasant, albeit hilarious, graffiti stenciled all over her SUV, including the word "bicth," as in the non-idiot word "bitch," in white paint on the the driver's side door. Even though it might seem a little difficult to make a careless spelling error when you're moving at the… » 9/18/12 4:30pm 9/18/12 4:30pm

Mitt Romney Campaign Loves Ronald Reagan So Much that they Misspelled…

This first time the Romney campaign misspelled something important ("Amercia"), I chalked it up to an embarrassing (hilarious) oversight by some poor intern who was probably fired afterward and ran home crying to his McMansion in the outskirts of Provo. The second time the campaign released something flashy and… » 6/07/12 1:20pm 6/07/12 1:20pm

Starbucks Marks the Opening of Its First Fancy Juice Bar With an…

We first learned about Starbucks's plan for World Juice Domination back in November when they purchased juice company Evolution Fresh. Now, lo these many months later, the first Evolution Fresh store has opened in Bellevue, Washington, and, well, it sort of looks like what you'd get if a Whole Foods and a Starbucks… » 3/19/12 9:00pm 3/19/12 9:00pm

Girl Genius: Meet the Amazing 6-Year-Old Who's Headed to National…

What were you doing when you were six? Learning to spell words like "train" and "family"? Well, can you spell "underachiever"? You can if you're Lori Anne Madison, a six-year-old from Woodbridge, Virginia who is on her way to the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee. Madison, who is believed to be the youngest… » 3/13/12 11:55pm 3/13/12 11:55pm

Find Yourself A Husband With Words With Friends

A couple who met when they were randomly matched for a game of Words with Friends has taken their spelling-based relationship up a jillion notches by getting married. This means that a game so good it practically landed Alec Baldwin on the No Fly List is now responsible for just as many intact marriages as Kris… » 1/05/12 1:55pm 1/05/12 1:55pm

Bad Spellers Of The World, Untie! Unite! And Then Blame Your DNA

We all have our trap words: for some, it's "immediately," for others, "definitely," and for yours truly, as some of you may have seen before I've jumped back into the editing tool to fix it, the word "judgment" is a tricky one, as well. Even the best spellers get tripped up sometimes, and even exceptionally… » 10/25/08 2:00pm 10/25/08 2:00pm

Christina Applegate Is 100% Cancer-Free

  • A month after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Christina Applegate is now cancer-free. "I'm clear," she told Robin Roberts of Good Morning America earlier today. "Absolutely 100 percent clear and clean. It did not spread — they got everything out, so I'm definitely not going to die from breast cancer." She went on…
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