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12 Dec 2012 10:40 PM   |   18005 clicks   |   NBC News
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Apos     
Pubic charter schools = interesting euphemism for brothels

12 Dec 2012 08:41 PM
shanrick    [TotalFark]  
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/bligs

12 Dec 2012 09:15 PM
serial_crusher    [TotalFark]  
I'm all for this. The US has been lagging behind Germany and Japan for years in the field of pubic cartography. It's high time we started preparing our youth to be competitive in that growing market.

12 Dec 2012 09:46 PM
brap    [TotalFark]  
I know I've shared this before but we had a mass mailing go out (this was ages ago and no, I did not write it) that thanked "...the pubic for their support."

12 Dec 2012 09:46 PM
marxychick1     
My friend works at a public library, and they get stuff addressed to the pubic library all the time.

12 Dec 2012 10:42 PM
b0rg9     
"The pubic sector is doing fine."


/thanks Hairbama

12 Dec 2012 10:43 PM
assjuice     
If you spell it right to begin with this won't be a problem

12 Dec 2012 10:43 PM
koreakatz     

12 Dec 2012 10:44 PM
Balchinian     
You have to be careful whenever you try to pubicize something.

12 Dec 2012 10:44 PM
LesterB     
Ah yes, a long and storied history:

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12 Dec 2012 10:45 PM
That Guy...From That Show!     
FTA: "This was our mistake," Jim Spady, a spokesperson for the Washington Charter School Resource Center, told KING. The center wrote the newspaper ad, which was supposed to publicize pubicize an upcoming conference.

Consistency matters!

12 Dec 2012 10:45 PM
SockMonkeyHolocaust     
It's kind of crazy that journalism schools can't give graduates the critical thinking skills necessary to be able to discern between a Leno bit and news.

/cue people who maybe once walked past a Neil Postman book or who race other people to work that McLuhan quote into any conversation about the media.

12 Dec 2012 10:46 PM
HighZoolander     

koreakatz: The the Impotence of proofreading


You put an extra 'o' iin profreading.

12 Dec 2012 10:46 PM
BlackMtnMan     
I'm certainly interested.

12 Dec 2012 10:47 PM
Nothing To See Here     
Sp itting hairs.

12 Dec 2012 10:47 PM
DaMoGan     
You'd think by now news organizations would have specialized spell-checkers that would catch things like this...

12 Dec 2012 10:47 PM
brap    [TotalFark]  

HighZoolander: koreakatz: The the Impotence of proofreading

You put an extra 'o' iin profreading.



I put the "imp" in impotence.
 
- WORST TATTOO EVAH!

12 Dec 2012 10:48 PM
Spanky_McFarksalot     
maybe its a catholic school?

12 Dec 2012 10:51 PM
That Guy...From That Show!     

DaMoGan: You'd think by now news organizations would have specialized spell-checkers that would catch things like this...


That's highly unlikely to happen. After all, they haven't even mastered fact-checking yet.

12 Dec 2012 10:51 PM
Canton     

DaMoGan: You'd think by now news organizations would have specialized spell-checkers that would catch things like this...


Yeah, it's not really that difficult to take the word "pubic" out of the spell-checker's dictionary, is it? I know it can be done in MS Word, and if you can do it in Word...

12 Dec 2012 10:53 PM
Danger Avoid Death    [TotalFark]  

Nothing To See Here: Sp itting hairs.


Public hairs?

12 Dec 2012 10:58 PM
bingethinker     
On the other hand, if your resume says you're very experienced in pubic relations...

12 Dec 2012 11:04 PM
Mixolydian Master     
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12 Dec 2012 11:04 PM
maxximillian     
Thats why you read it out loud when you think you are done. Then you fix the mistakes that you hear but didn't see. Then you are done.

12 Dec 2012 11:20 PM
Greta_VanHouten     
Students & staff will be encouraged to use pubic transportation.

12 Dec 2012 11:23 PM
Flint Ironstag    [TotalFark]  
I read a movie script, produced, big star, not some amateur fanfic, that said someone had just got out of the shower and "had a towel wrapped around their waste"...

12 Dec 2012 11:31 PM
WordsnCollision     
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12 Dec 2012 11:35 PM
AssAsInAssassin     
HA! I get it! "Pubic!" It should be "public!" ROFL!

Man, I haven't laughed that hard since the squirrels ate my uncle.

12 Dec 2012 11:37 PM
SR117Nighthawk     
Is this the same school where they give their "Anal Exams"??

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/Hotlinked!

12 Dec 2012 11:45 PM
Prey4reign    [TotalFark]  
All the gays will want to serve on the staff of a pubic school.

12 Dec 2012 11:58 PM
HighZoolander     

Prey4reign: All the gays will want to serve on the staff of a pubic school.


Because heterosexuals hate sex?

/are you brain dead?

13 Dec 2012 12:06 AM
jdcgonzalez     
At least people are finally figurine this out.

13 Dec 2012 12:07 AM
aerojockey     
Oldie but goodie.

13 Dec 2012 12:21 AM
HammerHeadSnark     
Gee, if only they were using some new Google algorithm that could protect one from being inadvertently exposed to word confusion. The only way you can have a document with the word 'pubic' in it, is if the word is followed by another word; perhaps 'porn'.

13 Dec 2012 12:32 AM
Loren     

Flint Ironstag: I read a movie script, produced, big star, not some amateur fanfic, that said someone had just got out of the shower and "had a towel wrapped around their waste"...


A priest or monk perhaps?

HammerHeadSnark: Gee, if only they were using some new Google algorithm that could protect one from being inadvertently exposed to word confusion. The only way you can have a document with the word 'pubic' in it, is if the word is followed by another word; perhaps 'porn'.


Usually a grammar checker can catch such typos but in this case it won't.

Just remember, spel chequers werk grate! (Even though Firefox flags 3 of those words as spelling errors.)

13 Dec 2012 12:42 AM
red5ish     

koreakatz: The the Impotence of proofreading


Nice. Thanks.

13 Dec 2012 12:48 AM
Abacus9     

brap: HighZoolander: koreakatz: The the Impotence of proofreading

You put an extra 'o' iin profreading.


I put the "imp" in impotence.
 
- WORST TATTOO TATOO EVAH!


sorry, pet peeve

13 Dec 2012 01:24 AM
Shadowtag     
No this is why you have people LOOK at the damn things before you send them out.

13 Dec 2012 01:26 AM
Danger Avoid Death    [TotalFark]  

Shadowtag: No this is why you have people LOOK at the damn things before you send them out.


You're not looking at my pubics before I send them out.

13 Dec 2012 01:33 AM
zenobia     

DaMoGan: You'd think by now news organizations would have specialized spell-checkers that would catch things like this...


They're called government reporters...but most of them have been replaced by interns with videophones.

13 Dec 2012 01:37 AM
Mikeyworld     
Sometimes it is in the reading, not the spelling

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Bong Auction

13 Dec 2012 01:56 AM
Mikeyworld     
And the truth shall ring out...

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13 Dec 2012 01:59 AM
believe the hype     
There was a pubic art exhibit recently that made a similar error. A display of Manet's pubic trimmings were mistakenly credited to Monet, who, as we all know, never shaved a goddamn thing.

13 Dec 2012 02:23 AM
0z79     

maxximillian: Thats why you read it out loud when you think you are done. Then you fix the mistakes that you hear but didn't see. Then you are done.


For social media, not much of an issue... for something you're being PAID to write, vital.

13 Dec 2012 04:52 AM
Surool     
I keep telling people, if the mistake end up as a real word, spell check won't help you.

13 Dec 2012 05:35 AM
LesterB     

Mikeyworld: And the truth shall ring out...

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13 Dec 2012 07:54 AM
Derek Force    [TotalFark]  
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13 Dec 2012 08:06 AM
Hoblit     
Once, a college typed "we talked perversely about..." instead of "we talked previously about..." to a customer.

Oh, the laughs we had.

13 Dec 2012 08:06 AM
serial_crusher    [TotalFark]  

Hoblit: Once, a college typed "we talked perversely about..." instead of "we talked previously about..." to a customer.

Oh, the laughs we had.


Not sure if intentional....

13 Dec 2012 09:45 AM
Slam1263     
Good, it was a mistake.

I don't need any more competition for my Dirk Digler's School of Adult Acting franchise, what with all the free porn sites.

13 Dec 2012 12:04 PM
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