Agreement problem

My sister happens to also have an eagle-eye for typos. Maybe it runs in our family. She knows I get a kick out of typos, so sometimes she sends me stuff that she comes across. Here is an ad she sent me that has a problem with  agreement:

“Each” is a singular subject, so the correct possessive pronoun to use would be “his” or “her”.

To Each His Own!


Last night a salesperson came to our door selling household cleaning products. I did a double-take when I saw the name of the products: Advanage.


Huh? Why isn’t it called “Advantage”?

Top ten words you need to stop misspelling

Everyone, please memorize this list immediately. It will save you much embarrassment, especially when you write your next company-wide e-mail. Thank you to The Oatmeal.

iFAT goes to Ireland (or, How I earned a free Irish dinner)

My husband’s company recently named a new CEO. Just hours after he uploaded the video of the CEO speaking, my husband IM’d me and asked me to check it out because the CEO looks just like one of our friends. So I watched the first few minutes of the video, and I thought, oh yeah, that does look like our friend. The video was only about four minutes long so I decided to watch the entire video.

Family Feud

Every Monday night, four friends (SH, LC, TK, and KL) come to our house for dinner. It’s like family time: we eat dinner and share with one another what’s happened in the past week, which may include personal woes, office drama, or calls from America’s Funniest Home Videos asking for permission to broadcast this video. (The unsuspecting birthday girl in the video is one of the ones who comes to dinner.)

I usually don’t make dessert for Monday night, but last week I was craving chocolate so I made My Granny’s Chocolate Cobbler. Yum–ooey gooey chocolate-ness! I served it with fresh strawberries and Blue Bell ice cream.

(Keep reading, I’m getting to the punch line. I promise.)

Lick it, win it

My friend @samuelyu has gone viral, and I mean in more ways than one…

Was it worth the lick? This video won him a trip to a private island in Fiji!

Old Fashion

While my husband and I were on vacation in Canada, we went to the grocery store to stock up on snacks and drinks. We bought a pack of “Old Fashion Plastic Glasses.”

Old Fashion Plastic Glasses

What constitutes “Old Fashion” plastic glasses anyway?

It looks like there was plenty of room to correctly spell the phrase as “Old Fashioned.”

As seen on TV

A friend was watching TV and called me over when she saw this. Reporting live from Austni, Texas!


Austni, Texas

(Photo credit: ND)

Check, double check, and triple check

Chuckled to myself when I saw this story today about the typo on a Hollywood Walk of Fame star.

At least Julia Louis-Dreyfus was a good sport about it!

How many boyfriends?

When we lived in Southern California, our Saturday morning ritual was to go get Chinese breakfast and listen to Car Talk on NPR while drinking soy milk and eating rice rolls and egg pancakes. After we moved to Austin, my husband longed for the Chinese breakfast of yesteryear and wondered if such a place could be found in our new town. After some serious Googling, he found Pao’s Mandarin House, a Chinese restaurant located in a strip shopping center in Lakeway. It takes us about 30 minutes to drive there, but every once in a while, we’ll make the trip just for Chinese breakfast.

Last week I noticed this sign for a clothing boutique in the same shopping center.

boyfriends back boutique

(Photo credit: DC)

The sign on the door says “my boyfriend’s back” but the sign on the building says “boyfriends back”. Couldn’t afford an apostrophe for the sign, or was it too hard to typeset an apostrophe along with the other letters? At any rate, apparently the sign wasn’t enough to draw enough customers to the store because the clothing boutique is permanently closed.