Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tempted...

I am tempted to remove that last post. Right now. Before too many people read it.

I am so ashamed.

It's Ku Klux Klan.

"from the greek kyklos, "circle" and clan" my friend writes me.

She didn't write "DUH." But I heard it.

Ten letters.

No extra L.

I used to say "nuclear" like George Bush, too.

I am not kissing my diploma.

I am burning it.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous donald said...

don't beat yourself up too badly, i would have made the same mistake. funny how things get changed due to mispronounciation or amerifactation. i didn't have a clue that is wasn't klu!! thanks for straightening me out.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Vikki said...

Maybe this will make you feel better...

When I was a Lesbian Avenger, we went out one night to spray paint a billboard high atop a building right on one of the major highways here in Minneapolis. I was one of two painters. My painting partner painted lesbian and I painted avenger. When I got down everyone was laughing and I looked up to see "Lesbian Avenengers". I lost my place and repeated letters. I was up all night trying to figure out how to fix it but couldn't. I had to drive by that damn billboard everyday looking at that mistake.

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, I thought it was Klu too - Klu Klux Klan.

That's how I've always heard it pronounced. Sure is a new one on me -

9:34 AM  
Blogger Ms. Moon said...

Look- I used to be a very good speller. Today? Hell, if it wasn't for spell check, I couldn't write my way out of a paper bag. And I forget words! I've forgotten half of my vocabulary. It's sad.
My daughter is in freshman chemistry right now at a university and she'll call me up and say, "What do you remember about isomers?" And I'll be like, "Uh, it's two things that are sort of the same but not?" And I took two semesters of intense chem in college.
But the kicker is, I'm SO proud when she says, "That's right!" Of course, right in the sense that isomers are vaguely two things that are just alike but not.
Don't feel bad.
Age will avenenges all of us.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Sue J said...

I'm sure it's often written incorrectly in the media. As a reformed southerner I too saw it immediately, but am not surprised when I see it written incorrectly.

I'm still annoyed every time I see a story about the

writer's strike, or
writers strike

It's writers' strike!

11:33 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

nah, sue, there's only one of them.

1:12 PM  

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