Oh, for those days of yore

Just curious: What’s your favorite past time? I’m partial to “the good old days” myself. You know, when ads and such were proofread before going to print.

Have no fear of perfection — you’ll never reach it.
~ Salvador Dali

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4 Comments

  1. mel said,

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    hmmm. well. one of my favorite pastimes is thinking about past times.

    don’t worry, C.–in a few more years, the literate public (and I use the term loosely) won’t even catch those typos, because they’ll have been reared on the erroneous teats of Internet and Texting.

  2. Laura said,

    Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Sigh. Is there no hope for the future of the language?

  3. WHAT'S THE MEANING said,

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    The sentence doesn’t even make sense. How are “the beach” and “the game” pastimes? Isn’t there a verb (or two) missing somewhere?

  4. WritingbyEar said,

    Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Oh, that’s ad-man license, WHAT’S. Yes, it should be something like: “Our favorite pastimes are going to the beach and watching the game…”


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