Sunday, March 21, 2010


When I saw this headline about Mississippi, I smiled, a bit. Then as I was reading The Victoria Advocate I really chuckled when I saw the piece about the spelling champions. Sometimes, I wonder if the people on Constitution Street are actually misspelling words on purpose. After all, there is no such thing as bad publicity, is ther? (Yes, I did do that on purpose.)


  1. This cracks me up! Why is it that this kind of goof occur when it is a story that is about schools, spelling, etc.?

    Of course, in regard to MiDoubleSiDoubleSidoublePi, this may be as good as it gets. I don't think they are in the top ten on the literacy list, are they?

  2. Since Chris Cobler probaby doesn't read my blog; at least he doesn't post here, anyway, I have copied his reason for the above mentioned mistake.

    "An editor reports she made a late fix on the graphic Saturday but didn't realize a computer crash earlier had lost all of the previous corrections made to the image.

    Thus, the proofed page our editors had checked late Saturday night was not the one that printed. We learned a hard lesson about being sure to print one final proof, even under the tightest deadline pressures.

    I'm not sure I explained this process clearly, but here's the bottom line: our apologies for the embarrassing error."

  3. My neighbor thought Cobler's vague apology applied to the caricatures of the spelling bee champions -- said she'd have complained if her children had been pictured that way.