11.04.2008

A Little Levity.....

Well, it seems we need a bit of humor around here. So without further ado.....

I really and truly snapped this picture of real product packaging yesterday . This grammar error is quickly making it into my "Top Five Grammar Pet Peeves" of all time. This mistake was printed on millions of packages and sent all over the world. Unbelievable!

The whole sentence reads "We give you three chances to figure out
how not to loose them anymore."


So let's review just one more time, for the record, of course: you LOSE things, you LOSE weight. Your pants are LOOSE. Your lips can be LOOSE. If you "lose" your lips or "loose" weight, you've got bigger problems.

And, finally, your laugh for the day. This one didn't come from one of our cherubs but from a very bright student of Jeff's who desperately did NOT want to win the class spelling bee. Jeff could tell he was trying not to win and when he questioned the poor guy about it, this was his response.

"Mr. VeStrand, I would rather slowly turn to compost while watching Hannah Montana than win the spelling bee. I've been thinking that most of the people who win spelling bees are nerds. And since I'm already halfway to nerdy anyway, I'd rather not win and be all the way there!"

Jeff laughed until he cried. And so did we! Hope it makes you laugh too! (By the way, he came in second and was much relieved!)

6 comments:

Steph said...

where is that from?

jodie said...

When I taught first grade, I kept a log of all the funny things my students said during the year. I included the list in an end of yr book I gave to their parents. It was hysterical. Hmmm...I think I still have them and they would make a good post!

Monica said...

Too funny!

Chocolate, Vanilla and Caramel said...

This almost made me cry from laughing so hard. So glad the poor kid got second and not the dreaded first place.

Valerie said...

Isn't it "much adieu about nothing"?

Jen said...

"Adieu" means farewell. So, no, it's not!

It's "Without further ado," not "without further adieu."

"Ado" means "fuss" or "delay." "Adieu" is not a noun but a complete statement which simply means "goodbye."