October 09, 2007

Well, bless their hearts.

I signed up a while back for e-mail updates from some of our local television stations, and for the most part these have been less than satisfying from an information point of view, but, hey, they're free and you never know when something good might show up.

Such as the one I just got, which proclaimed with much shouty-all-caps--

Subject: Your "NEW & IMPORVED" Noon Headlines from NBC13.com

I replied back with thanks, and with the hope that one of the imporvements will be the use of a spell check device of some sort.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at October 9, 2007 01:50 PM

Spel-chek iz a goot idia. Funy ting iz thet thes iz stil reedbl evin wit misspellens. Itz jest hardur too reid.

[Does that commercial for the family cell phone plan, where Gramma is "hip" to the IM/text lingo, drive you up the wall? It does for me. I have never gone for those chat room sessions, either on the computer or cell phone. Guess it was after my time, though when I was a teenager touchtone phones were the big thing.]

Posted by: Marc V at October 9, 2007 02:53 PM

Yes. It was bad enough when it was one of the kids, but having Granny start in on that garbage was even less funny. I just wonder when someone's gonna dust off the old Xerox commercial with the monks and use it for a text messaging ad. Now that might be funny.

Or not.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at October 9, 2007 03:13 PM

It's not a misspelling, it's their first foray into this year's hippest trend: lolnews. All the cool stations are doing it.

Posted by: Ed Flinn at October 10, 2007 08:23 AM

we in ur ideet box
makin u stupider!!11!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at October 10, 2007 11:08 AM

Tomorrow on PBS in the season opener of This Old House. I prolly tune in... no I'll tape it so I don't have to credits etc. TV for the most part makes my "Bah, Humbug!" activate sumpin awful.

Posted by: Chef Tony at October 10, 2007 05:35 PM


I think...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at October 11, 2007 01:01 PM

I found a new homophone in someone's comments today - "populous" vs. "populace".

Posted by: Janis Gore at October 11, 2007 04:25 PM

We've got one in our songbooks that substitutes "lead" for "led." It's very disturbing.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at October 11, 2007 04:44 PM

That one is all over the place. I don't know if people even know the right word anymore..

Posted by: Janis Gore at October 11, 2007 05:35 PM

What cracks me up about this is their catch phrase (slogan, tagline, whatever you want to call it) is "accuracy matters." I usually watch their mid-day newscast on my lunch break and noticed two spelling errors last week.

Posted by: Chez at October 17, 2007 12:04 PM

Hmmmm--makes you wonder if Bill Bolen is moonlighting by writing copy for them...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at October 17, 2007 10:38 PM

I like your public radio in B'Ham. Echo's then 2 hours of Hearts of Space. Nice music to work to. BTW what do you think of the journalism? of Rebecca Aguilar & KDFW-TV? I noticed that every ISP & host is getting violation of copyright letters.

Posted by: Chef Tony at October 21, 2007 11:18 PM

Rebecca Aguilar? Well, let's just say, she's no Rebecca Gomez...

Oh, and by the way--congrats to Chef Tony and all of Miss Janis' family on the LSU win this past weekend. But I still have to wonder what Les Miles is smoking. Just kick the blasted sure thing field goal and win, and DON'T try to let the other team have a chance to intercept the danged ball! He sure is a squirrelly thing...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at October 22, 2007 09:46 AM