There was an awards presentation at Anthony’s school today which, unfortunately, I had to miss since I’m still working. Not unfortunate in that I’m still employed but that I couldn’t be there like so many of his other events in the past. In fact I’m working an extra 5 hours tomorrow, all of which will be sweet, sweet overtime. This’ll come in handy since I will be unpaid for the upcoming holiday office closures. Which will suck.

Anyway, when I got home I was happy to see Anthony’s award, as humble as it may be. It’s not exactly parchment paper or even worthy of framing but it’s recognition nonetheless and that’s good for him especially when you consider he’s still fighting off what’s left of the pneumonia he’s been stricken with for the last few weeks. (And now Ann has it so I’m doubling up on my vitamin doses.)

So I gave him a great, big hug and told him to keep the momentum going. He’s come a long way and I am as proud of him as a parent can be. I then reached for the certificate and looked it over to see why he earned it.

And that’s when I grunted, bitched and moaned.

Why, you ask? Just give it a gander and see if you notice anything wrong (school name and logo intentionally pixelized so as not to incriminate the guilty):

I don’t know who filled out these certificates but…since they were given out to, ya know, students at a school, let’s try and make sure that everything’s spelled right before distributing them, mmmmkay?



4 thoughts on “Argh…

    1. No doubt. And “penmenship” will definitely suffer as long as we continue to text and use computers as our only form of communication.

      Hey, saw you moved the blog. Will have to add it to my RSS feed.


  1. Hi Dave. I have the editing-related blog — — that you read about on IAMNOTASTALKER. I had to check out your site when I read your comment. Great stuff you’ve got here. An error on a school award is classic. I love the content, and I appreciate your sense of humor, which appears to be much like mine. To use some ’80s vernacular that you may appreciate, Holographic Meatloaf is gnarly. Keep up the good work. Owen


    1. Hey Owen, thanks for stopping by and for the comment. I will add your blog to my RSS feed so I can stay updated. While my blog isn’t entirely dedicated to spelling errors and such (because Lord knows many have slipped by me), I will occasionally throw one in just for fun — especially if it is as painful as my son’s “penmenship” certificate.

      Best of luck to you on the blog! Been doing it since 2004 and I may not post as often as I used to so I try to make each one worth your while. I try, at least.


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