most beautiful typo award

Yesterday evening when INTERN was biking home, she went past a construction site with the words "No Tressing" spraypainted onto a cement block. It conjured up images of Rapunzel-ish construction workers studiously ignoring their own hair while they worked, and made INTERN very happy.

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  1. Was it really the beautifulest?

    My word verification was lingeress- no doubt.

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  2. Smbdy Txting in RL jcuz?

    Or really, I'm thinking this is the dire effects of texting on real life. You get used to leaving important letters out on one medium and forget to put them back in others.

    Yes, I'm being very generous to those construction workers. :)

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  3. Whole-hearted participation in your appreciation is offered from this shadow in the corner. Thank you for taking the time to share. I needed a vision and a laugh today.

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  4. Thanks, Intern. I needed a laugh today and that image makes me happy, too.

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  5. Love your blog!

    Off topic, but wringing hands in wait over "unscientific look" part 2...

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  6. Long-haired construction workers throwing their tresses over their sweaty labor? Yes!

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  7. That's probably going to be the title of a manuscript arriving on your replacement intern's desk in 3-4 months...

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  8. LOL! You are such a cheap date! Love it!

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  9. When Dairy Days came to our town, they held their Dairy Princess Beauty Pageant in our high school auditorium. One of my students snuck into the auditorium between classes. All day he walked around with a sign that said "Reserved for Beauty Pageant Contestants" taped to the front of his shirt.

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  10. Maybe it's a combo of stress + trespassing?

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  11. oh I just laughed out loud (as the kids say)

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  12. I believe you should grab the first bottle of PERT you see and a bucket of luke warm...wait, you're an INTERN, ice cold...water you see and suds your hair and then begin to fix it and transform right in front of them Monday morning. First one that yells at you for tressing wins. I'll stop by Tuesday with a crisp 20 dollar bill for the first dude who gets the joke.

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  13. Could have been an abbreviation... Still, I guess the public loves ambiguous typos. It's why we love lolcats, right?

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  14. I used to proofread for a little local newspaper/advertising rag. Bestest typo ever:

    "For Sale: Jeep 4X4 with fully functioning wench."

    I should have let it go to press. He'd have had more offers than he knew what to do with!

    Terri

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  15. OOPS! Almost forgot this one from a sign posted at a gas station/convenience store in Indiana.

    "Construction begins on [date] and main parking lot will be closed. Please use north parking lot. We apologize for any incontinence this may cause."

    I was in a crowded mini-mart and I seemed to be the only one bursting into hysterical laughter. I tore the sign off the back of the cash register and kept it as a souvenir of my trip. Again, no one noticed or commented.

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  16. Anony: That made me a little bit incontinent right here at my laptop!

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