We read this headline last week in the business section of the Austin American-Statesman newspaper:
“Bank of America to cut branches”
What comes to your mind?
Here’s what came to ours:
Too bad money doesn’t grow on trees!
Posted in General, GrammarGag Reel (fun stuff), tagged American-Statesman, Austin, Bank of America, BofA, branches, confusion, cut, English, fun, grammar, headline, language, news, newspaper, Texas, usage, words, writing on August 4, 2009| 1 Comment »
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Here’s our latest contribution to Austin Post:
Austin sounds presidential on KLBJ radio.
If you’re into cycling, you may not have to wait for the knight to see Lance – a lot.
Posted in General, Tips, tagged American-Statesman, Austin, Burnet, Central Texas, confusion, Coyote, Del Valle, Elgin, English, friends, fun, Govalle, grammar, Guadalupe, how you say it, Koenig, language, Llano, Manchaca, Manor, newspaper, normal, Pedernales, Poinsettia, pronunciation, statesman, Texas, texspeak, usage, vocabulary, words on June 2, 2009| 1 Comment »
… in Central Texas y’all!
This is a excerpt from the Austin American-Statesman newspaper some 15 years ago. We just came across it again and thought this to be a great blog post topic, especially for some of our friends who are new to the Austin area.
Here are a few of the most common Central Texas pronunciations followed by what some maintain are the correct ways to say them:
Enjoy the Texspeak y’all!!!
Posted in General, GrammarGoofs & Gaff(e)s, GrammarGrave (lost causes), GrammarGripes (pet peeves), tagged 1940, advertisement, American, American-Statesman, Army, Austin, confusion, grammar, Hugh Jackman, job, language, like, movie, newspaper, pet peeve, poster, posting, question, role, someone like you, statesman, Texas, Uncle Sam, United States, usage, words, you on May 25, 2009| Leave a Comment »
… Someone Like You …
No, not the movie (although that was a funny role for Hugh Jackman) …
We came across this job posting in the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman (newspaper) classifieds, and it reminded us of a post from last month:
This listing also reminded us of the “Uncle Sam” U.S. Army posters from the 1940s. These messages were directly and effectively targeted. They were unambiguous, to say the least. There was no doubt that Uncle Sam wanted Y-O-U! Not someone like you. Not your friends. Not your family. Not your referrals. YOU!
So, we ask, why would a company who, we believe, really wants you, advertise that they need someone “like you” ?
We don’t get it …
(click on the image to enlarge)
Posted in General, GrammarGag Reel (fun stuff), tagged Austin, confusion, goof, grammar, headline, house, language, News 8, normal, OKs, pulling info, records, Texas, usage, words on April 23, 2009| Leave a Comment »