Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bloopers: Election or Erection

I love bloopers. It makes me feel better to know that I'm not the only one who makes grammatical errors...and sends them out. Here are a few of my favorites:

1. "We pray for MacArthur's erection." - sign constructed by Japanese citizens in Tokyo when MacArthur was considering a run for President.

Uh oh! Watch out for those "l"s and "r"s. It can change the whole translation!

2. "The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nations history...this century's history...we all lived in this century...I didn't live in this century." - Dan Quayle

Good grief! I wonder who wrote his speech!

Radio bloopers:

3. "When you are thirsty, try 7-UP, the refreshing drink in the green bottle with the big 7 on it and u-p after."

Where's the rest room?

4. "Tune in next week for another series of classical music programs from the Canadian Broadcorping Castration."

Oops! Must have been a before-sunrise broadcast.

You may want to think about editing and speech writing for a living. There is certainly a need for it.


ian in hamburg said...

Quayle's disappearance from the public eye is mourned by those of us who subscribed to the Quayle Quarterly. Didn't he also mangle "A mind is a terrible thing to waste?"

(after quick google)
He said: What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.

Pam said...

I miss Danny's mangled comments too, Ian. George W. added humor with his own version of fractured English. Oh, those politicians. They need full time speech writers to get them out of trouble.