Note: One of our various illiterate secretaries from bygone years referred to her numerous typos as Type-O’s. That has forever (laughingly) changed the way we spell it at the office.
Okay, here’s my new favorite for last year, garnered from AARPs website article about looking back over the last 100 years trying to determine what makes a year remarkable:
• 1962: The Cuban missile crisis, which brought the world to the brink of nuclear war, has “all but disappeared” from public memory, Lytle says.
Last year, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino acknowledged confusing the crisis with the Bag of Pigs, the ill-fated U.S.-backed invasion of Cuba one year earlier.
Okay, so I still laugh out loud every time I re-read the sentence. Does anyone else think it’s funny? I make my share of Type-O’s (the apostrophe just adds insult to injury here, don’t you think?) and have probably made six of them in this post alone, but mine are never funny.
6 thoughts on “My new favorite Type-O”
*snort* oh yeah, that’s funny as hell!
i will occasionally be invited to events at the local military Officer’s Club, known as “The O Club”. Due to a similar “Type-O”, it’s been the “O’Club” for several years… not sure who did it, but we all prefer the irish version!
I’m not seeing it. However, I see a grammar problem, as it sounds like Dana Perino was talking about the Bay of Pigs happening one year earlier, rather than 40-some.
I’ve heard of a bag of weasels before… apparently they can get quite nasty.
I read it to Bob and he busted out laughing, too.
SS: Your mind is correcting the typo because it( the typo, not your mind) is so crazy – Bay of Pigs is BAG of Pigs in the article.
My all-time favorite Type-O is oniondated. I was oniondated with work when I came back from my vacation.
Ow, ow– snorting salad out my nose HURTS!
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