A Little Proofreading Humor

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5 Responses

  1. Patrick Ng says:

    hahahahahahha. Well planned though.

  2. marybeth says:

    Oh my that is a scream!!!
    I have seen all those errors in print!! (sadly not only from students but from college administrators)
    Sign on door for Secretary to the President of the College- “Adminstrive Assistant”—ahhhhhhhhhhh–choke choke sputter
    and I am reading through “first” drafts today ARGH!!!
    oh dear…I am still laughing……
    thank you for great comic RELIEF!

    In fact I am so relieved that I am getting up from the computer to go wash dishes or something else more constructive!

  3. David R says:

    Excellent word-boy humor. Haven’t heard better since Ladle Rat Rotten Hut, from “Anguish Languish”, by Howard L. Chace. Here’s an excerpt:
    Wants pawn term dare worsted ladle gull hoe lift wetter murder inner ladle cordage honor itch offer lodge, dock, florist. Disk ladle gull orphan worry Putty ladle rat cluck wetter ladle rat hut, an fur disk raisin pimple colder Ladle Rat Rotten Hut.

  4. Drew Letchworth says:

    Yep that was great. Loved his commitment to his misguided rant.

    Speaking of The Anguish Languish/Ladle Rat Rotten Hut, you may enjoy the following link:

    An Anguish Languish Lesson 11/3/2008


    9 min – Nov 15, 2008 –
    Ladle Rat Rotten Hut in the Anguish Languish, as originated by Professor Howard L. Chace and translated by a mysterious “Sergei” individual….

    It was about six years ago while studying Robin Williams’ (a female writer -not the Actor) Non-Designer’s Design Book, that I discovered Howard L. Chace’s Ladle Rat Rotten Hut.

    It was a series of wonderful discoveries because:
    it slowly dawned on me that these were not just random words . . .
    it slowly dawned on me that this was a story . . .
    it slowly dawned on me that I knew this story . . .
    The moment I knew that it was LRRH, -everything started to fall into place, and boy was it fun!

    I’ve tried (and succeeded) to include that sense of discovery in this performance. The audience has the opportunity to see, hear and speak the Anguish Languish, which helps them grasp it from three directions.

    Drew Letchworth

    PS I have done some work with the ‘other’ Robin Williams. I played his incompetent lawyer in Mrs. Doubtfire

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