Monday, December 19, 2011

Fairy Calm:

Accidental typos can produce memorable jokes and even new expressions. I've been told that the old, printed TV guide, which published for many, many years, forbid the use of the word "skit" in descriptions of programs. They never, never, wanted to see the feared typo.

In Emails, I check my name very carefully, because I know I occasionally mistype "Toy" rather than "Toby". I do not want to refer to myself as:  'Toy'!

These musings are a run-up to a wonderful new expression I saw on the web today. I've changed the quote below to make my source harder to find, but I just loved the misspelling of 'fairly':
The protest was fairy calm until people started to target passing cars ...

We could use some of that fairy calm.


Anonymous said...

Maybe if everyone just claps their hands and thinks really hard about being calm...

Anonymous said...

Incidentally, my big bugaboo, typo wise, was mistyping "clam" instead of claim. I studied insurance, after school, typed up notes for the series of exams I took. I *often* would type clam when I meant claim. So my notes would talk about paying clams, reserving clams, estimating the future cost of clams.

When it came time to take the test, I failed. I guess I just clammed up.

Tee hee.