Defendant: KGO AM 710, San Francisco
Count 1: Negligent hyphenation.
Report: Officer Frank of the Bay Area Grammatical Vice Squad initially spotted the infraction on a billboard alongside US 101 but was unable to capture the evidence and maintain 65/mph. Fortunately the defendant also advertises on buses, one of which later appeared next to Officer Frank’s camera-equipped patrol vehicle.
Fine: $130, and KGO personality Bret Burkhart will make public the name of his hairstylist so that he/she can be avoided.
Is “hairstylist” the appropriate name for someone who would coiff a toupee? That hairline looks a little too straight to be real…
Solid, dependable toothless radio. That really describes most stations, now doesn’t it?
I’d go so far as to argue that the closing full-stop is (if you’ll pardon the pun) rather pointless, as there’s nothing resembling an actual sentence preceding it.
During a trawl trying to work out why soundbyte, sound-byte, sound byte, soundbite and sound-bite are regularly interchanged on the net (and in real life), I found the following list of v. funny language bloopers from around the globe to cheer up those who miss Brian’s photos of dodgy signs from China.
Three cheers for KGO! Who wants unsound bite-free radio? It may end up biting anyway, by ACCIDENT.
I for one am emboldened to listen to this station based on their claim. Especially in a world where most radio stations BITE by default. Especially talk radio. Especially talk radio screamers who try to take their “right-wing party animal” act to CNN Headline News television and kidnap/brainwash brilliant but unsuspecting humorists for their own NEFARIOUS AND DIABOLICAL SCHEMES! This aggression will not stand, man.
Listen, I think I might have been misspoken in my previous message. What I meant to say is:
Do you think Erica Hill would go out with me?
That’s all I really wanted to say. Sorry for the misunderstanding. You know I’m behind you 110%, buddy.
P.S. Mr. Beck, about those goons who just showed up at my door and beat the crap out of me: They were very professional, left no permanent damage, just a few marks, and I still hurt like hell. They even left a card and contact information. Said they were a local Homeland Security contractor startup biz here in Huntsalulu. My compliments and best of luck in the future.
Thank you, thank you. A cousin of Nancy Reagan’s anti-child abuse program!
Why type 65/mph? It is not a fraction, nor a comparison.
What would be wrong with 65mph?
Cleaner; save a keystroke; more sensible.