Friday Night Fun

That’s not quite as scintillating as it sounds. But I hope you’ll enjoy these fun proofreading errors nonetheless, courtesy of my writing buddy Linda.

2 female Boston Terrier puppies, 7 wks old, Perfect markings, 555-1234. Leave mess.

ForSale — Eight puppies from a German Shepherd and an Alaskan Hussy.

Great Dames for sale.

Dog for sale: eats anything and is fond of children.

Dinner Special — Turkey $2.35; Chicken or Beef $2.25; Children $2.00

Mixing bowl set designed to please a cook with round bottom for efficient beating.

For sale: an antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers.

Four-poster bed, 101 years old.  Perfect for antique lover.

Wanted.  Widower with school-age children requires person to assume general housekeeping duties.  Must be capable of contributing to growth of family. (I’m not even sure what this one is supposed to say . . .)

The hotel has bowling alleys, tennis courts, comfortable beds, and other athletic facilities.

Mt.Kilimanjaro, the breathtaking backdrop for the Serena Lodge. Swim in the lovely pool while you drink it all in.

Tired of cleaning yourself?  Let me do it.

Used Cars: Why go elsewhere to be cheated?  Come here first!

Auto Repair Service.  Free pick-up and delivery.  Try us once, you’ll never go anywhere again.

And now, the Superstore–unequaled in size, unmatched in variety, unrivaled inconvenience.

We will oil your sewing machine and adjust tension in your home for $1.00

Illiterate?  Write today for free help.

Isn’t it interesting that most proofreading errors end up sounding dirty? Try reading them aloud for extra scandal. Everything sounds dirtier when read aloud.

One Response to “Friday Night Fun”

  1. Josh

    Slightly off subject but “Dog for sale: eats anything and is fond of children” reminds me of a line from the movie “Bringing Up Baby” which is one of my all-time favorite comedies.

    Thanks for those — they’re fun!

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