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Unread 4th Feb 2011, 08:29 PM   #1
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Hi all,
Like I posted in another thread...

Here's a contest: (I'll donate a free website critique to the winner - that's the best I can do, and I give killer website critiques.)

Okay, we have all pulled bloopers in our copy.

SO - What Is YOUR Biggest, Funniest/Grossest/Etc. Personal Blooper?

Rules:

* This must be your own writing goof - not someone else's.
* Feel free to set the scene if need be.
* This contest will end on March 1st (or later, depending on the response).
* Post your blooper/s here. So long as they truly are yours, you can post however many as qualify.
* I will be the sole judge of the winner, but the posts with the most discussion and/or "thanks" will certainly receive greater consideration.

So hurry up and post today!

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Okay, guess I'll get the ball started. This initially was posted in another Warrior thread, but it fits here as well...
Submitting a project to the County Council for their review, I mis-spelled "public" (as in public review)...

I left the "L" out.

Should've seen my boss's face when I told him that - AFTER sending the packet to the Councilmembers!
So who's next?
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Originally Posted by dorothydot View Post

Okay, guess I'll get the ball started. This initially was posted in another Warrior thread, but it fits here as well...
Submitting a project to the County Council for their review, I mis-spelled "public" (as in public review)...

I left the "L" out.

Should've seen my boss's face when I told him that - AFTER sending the packet to the Councilmembers!
So who's next?
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Now that is hilarious!


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Chuckle...

I once texted a friend, telling them that I would meet them after my wifes long shift at work,


and left the F out of shift...
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Originally Posted by eramedia View Post

Chuckle...

I once texted a friend, telling them that I would meet them after my wifes long shift at work,


and left the F out of shift...
I LOVE it!!

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Great contest – it's always healthy to have a good laugh ;-) I'm desperately trying to rack my brains for a blooper in English. Since all my communications in English are via the web I do my best to edit what I write before sending a message.

However, I'll be on the look out for something funny ... chances are very good since I tend to put my foot in my mouth ... :p
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Originally Posted by bareket57 View Post

Great contest – it's always healthy to have a good laugh ;-) I'm desperately trying to rack my brains for a blooper in English. Since all my communications in English are via the web I do my best to edit what I write before sending a message.

However, I'll be on the look out for something funny ... chances are very good since I tend to put my foot in my mouth ... :p
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What telepathy! I do have a number of bloopers in Hebrew and I was in two minds whether to post the funniest one

Here is the funniest Blooper I remember having made:
In Hebrew the Biblical expression "Pere Adam" (taken from a verse describing Yishmael the son of Hagar) is used as a derogative meaning a 'Wild, Ill-mannered, and Uncouth Person'. In modern Hebrew the expression "Para Metumtemet" is a literal translation of "Stupid Cow" and used to describe a 'stupid woman'. There is also a Biblical expression "Para Aduma" which means a "Red Heifer" used for a cleansing ritual in the Temple of Jerusalem.
During my first year in college (many, many years ago) I shared the dormitory with girls from North Africa. They generally used a sociolect which had a different type of slang from regular Israeli Hebrew.
One evening two of the North African girls where throwing pillows at one another and one shouted "Pere Adam" to her friend. I was in the other room and I thought I heard her shout "Para Adom" which has a grammatical mistake – Para is a female noun and Adom is a male adjective. I came in and "corrected" her saying: "I never heard the expression 'Para Adom' – I only heard of 'Para Aduma'!" All the girls burst out laughing saying "She didn't say 'Para Adom', she said 'Pere Adam'!"
This earned me the nick-name of "Para Aduma" ('Red Cow') for the rest of my stay at that college.

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Here is Charly's Blooper - you can visit him on FaceBook Charly Bird with Love :-) | Facebook and follow him on Twitter Twitter ...

The first expression Charly learned to say was "Boker Tov" - in Hebrew 'Good Morning'. When he was a 2-year-old chick his daddy brought into our home a Chinese friend, Lee, to help him renovate our basement. Lee would greet Charly every morning, saying "Boker Tov" in a heavy Chinese accent. Several months later Charly started saying "Boker Tov" in a heavy Chinese accent like Lee. Whenever someone comes to visit, Charly greets them with "Boker Tov" in a heavy Chinese accent and they just can't understand where Charly got his his accent from ...
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Originally Posted by eramedia View Post

Chuckle...

I once texted a friend, telling them that I would meet them after my wifes long shift at work,


and left the F out of shift...

Hi eramedia,

I think your blooper wins the prize. One free website critique, coming up.

Just let me know the website and I'll get going on it - but it'll have to wait till after the 11th, since I have a tight deadline.

Congratulations!

Dot

PS - Bareket57 came in a very! close second - but I've already worked with her on her site.

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Umm, I'll be happy to mark this thread as Closed - but sadly, I can't figure out how to do that.

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I don't mind if the contest is over, but I have a funny one to share.
If you go to my site (in my signature), and scroll to the bottom of the home page, you will see I have a photo of a guy and it says in it - " Is Your Hair Thining Out?
Whoever made that picture, misspelled it, and I, in all my glorious stupidity, posted it on my blog. It should be spelled as "THINNING". No one has noticed it before, so I'm leaving it up there, but it looks incredibly amateurish, and I have no idea how to rectify the mistake while keeping the picute intact.

No sig, good day m8...
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Originally Posted by dorothydot View Post

Umm, I'll be happy to mark this thread as Closed - but sadly, I can't figure out how to do that.
Dot,

I've done it for you, hope you don't mind.

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