Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn’t you say?

These were too good not to share – doesn’t anyone read what they write anymore ???


Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter


Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
Really? Ya think?

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers

       Now that’s taking things a bit far!


Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
       What a guy!


Miners Refuse to Work after Death
No-good-for-nothing’ lazy so-and-so’s!


Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
See if that works any better than a fair trial!


War Dims Hope for Peace
I can see where it might have that effect!


If Strike Isn’t Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
   Ya think?!


Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
     Who would have thought!


Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
They may be on to something!


Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
      You mean there’s something stronger than duct tape?


Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge
     He probably IS the battery charge!


New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
Weren’t they fat enough?!


Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
That’s what he gets for eating those beans!

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks

  Do they taste like chicken?


Local  High School Dropouts Cut in Half
Chainsaw Massacre all over again!


Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
  Boy, are they tall!


And the winner is….
Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead


Another e-mail that a friend sent me – seems they think I like this stuff.


30 thoughts on “Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn’t you say?”

  1. Too funny! :-) I love this post. I don’t know if this is an example of ‘Kiwi humor’ (or not), but any one of these headlines could have been printed (or misprinted) in the US. So glad that I’m no longer a professional proofreader.

    1. I get making mistakes – we all do. And sometimes no matter how many times you proof-read something you miss one thing – but these papers must have proper proof-readers and editors – there is no excuse for them to get it so wrong.

  2. That’s hilarious, but it’s also no surprise. Here in the UK text write is taking over and an awful lot of young people have no clue how to punctuate and spell correctly. As a student for the last few years, I’m shocked by how much I have forgotten since my grammar school education.

    1. I wish I could take credit for them buy the writer in me won’t allow me too – a friend sent me the e-mail – inclusive were many of the comments – though I did add the odd one… ;)

  3. A truly excellent compilation here Jo
    and how crazy are they for adding such
    nonsense, and even worse not even
    spot their ridiculousness :)

    Have a funtastic rest of week and a
    superb weekend filled with everything
    that you enjoy the most :)

    Androgoth XXx

  4. Ha ha, made me laugh – things like this really jump out at me. I must admit I’m a bit of a nerd who reads things like reviews and the other day I was reading a review for an air-bed and the person had put, ‘Inflatable Bed!! Go for this one and it will not let you down!!’ I just love the things people write in all innocence. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Oh now that is funny – you’re right – people just sail on innocent of their gaffs (I include myself in that category sometimes – well most times actually) hehehe

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