Defendant: The Associated Press
Count 1: Misspelling a word by adding an extra ‘o’ to it, thus making it a different word; misdemeanor.
Count 2: Distribution of said error to the media.
Report: Officer became aware of the incident by way of Yahoo’s Lead Photo feature, which has exclusively featured hurricane-related photos for two days now because a hurricane is apparently coming.
Fine: $112 and a gift certificate to Jimmy Buffett’s tropical/alcoholic theme restaurant Margaritaville.
If electricity were loose in my house, I might leave, too. Hopefully it doesn’t take that much to normally get this guy out of the house to notice the large mass of water near him.
Um, and unless there’s actually a neighborhood called Southernmost Point, shouldn’t that be uncapitalized?
I think that sentence was outsourced.
The last time I sent mail to Florida the abbreviation was FL not Fla but then again my degree was not in Jounalism and I most certainly don’t work for the postal service so I could be wrong. or not
Great stuff. Found you thru the leather pants ad.
Grammar Cop needs to point out (if you haven’t already) all the apostrophes in the wrong places on names of businesses, and the periods at the end of names (such as done in the 19th century on signs).
Dear Grammar Cop,
“Came” is past tense, so shouldn’t it be “hit” instead of “hits”?
[ Oh my, look at that. -B.]
I also found you through the leather pants ad and I just love your stuff. Regarding the Fla. vs. FL question, the rules are: If it’s part of a postal address, the official USPS abbreviation applies, i.e. MS, FL, TX, OK, and so on. If it’s simply naming a city and state in a sentence, one should use Miss., Fla., Texas (not abbreviated), Okla., and so on. Most folks don’t know that the uppercase two-letter abbreviations are strictly for use with postal mailing address. I didn’t either until I got my AP style guide.
First off, I must say that I nearly bought your pants, as I am a sucker for witty adverts.
That said, my friend, I must play the part of ParrotHead and let you in on a secret… Buffett is with 2 Ts when speaking of Jimmy. Although, I really would like to move to Key West and open an All-You-Can-Eat Jimmy Buffet (and wait patiently for the Cease & Desist letters to arrive)
Also found you through the famous pants ad. Any man smart enough to use part of a Hogarth on his home page is smart enough to sell leather pants- although why you thought the short woman would be impressed, I don’t know. Nothing more impressive than a funny guy!
Found also through leather pants, Harley rider and Harley rider. I am now happy. A witty not dim website simply here for amusement.
I love you!
1) does anyone else notice he is looking north? why would you go to the southernmost point in order to look north. having been to that spot myself more than once, i can attest to the fact that he is at the southern most point, and he is most certainly looking north.
2) north of the southern most point is the entire island of key west. if he wanted to look at the ocean, he should be turned around.
caption has more errors than it appears.
Actually he is on a dock (I’ve stood on it myself) and is facing west.
Another error not yet mentioned: Key West is in the Gulf of Mexico, not the ocean.