8/21/2011

The tweets: Make a left at 'Derxel' -- wait ...





Let's sum up the week's tweets (try saying that 10 times quickly) ...

Is proofreading while driving dangerous? Citizens cried foul over a misspelled street sign (Derxel rather than Drexel) in West Palm Beach, Fla., and a television station took notice (video embedded above): http://t.co/rMVSkg2

Mr. Rewrite detects a theme: Two columns by hiring managers say applicants blow their chances by sharing misspellings and grammar errors in resumes, cover letters and follow-up emails. Says one, "I hit delete in two seconds.": http://t.co/TIj7OvU | http://tinyurl.com/3ukakcu.

Aloha oy vey: A city sidewalk display in Honolulu's Waikiki tourist district misspells the Hawaiian word for "newcomer": http://t.co/kDK0iVC

A group project by students in India finds grammar errors on 70 percent of government signs: http://t.co/hwOEFf6

Thanks to @ljthornton for sharing this display of unnecessary quotation marks. Mr. Rewrite refers you to the "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks. Well worth your time.

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