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Archive for June 27th, 2009

Got this spam/phishing email a few weeks ago about unusual bank activity and a possible suspension of a bank account … yeah, right.

Anyway, the email is in need of the Grammar Police and Comma Clout, so here goes …

“Dear Bank Customer_ ,

Because of unusual number of invalid login attempts on your account, we had to believe that, their might be some security problem on your account…”

Comma Clout needed:

  • 1.remove the space before the comma in the greeting: “Dear Bank Customer,”
  • 2.remove the comma before the incorrectly-used “their” in the first sentence: “… we had to believe that …”

Grammar Policing needed:

  • their” should be “there:” “… we had to believe that there might be …”

See the Grammar Police blog post: “There you have it … ” for more on There vs. Their (and They’re).

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More weekend fun with headlines …

Today, Reuters reports (with this news headline):

“Climate Change Bill to Heat Up Senate”

(click here for the real story)

What comes to your mind?

Here’s what came to ours:

climate change bill

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Weekend fun with headlines …

Today, an iGoogle wikiHow article is entitled:

“How to Break Into Photojournalism”

(click here for the real story)

What comes to your mind?

Here’s what came to ours:

break into photojournalism

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Spelling correctly is important! Especially in this day of key word searches. Getting it right is worth the extra effort of using a “spell check” program or even — remember this — a dictionary.

We found this error in a job posting on the Internet. We’re wondering how many candidates will miss and be missed because of this unfortunate error.

“Bankructy Case Manager”

bankructy

(click here to see the real ad)

So, this leads us to a poll …

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