If one is good, two must be better

Found on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Midway. That unnecessary extra “N” is a good example of government excess.

“Why does this say ‘upcomming’ events?”

“Because it’s plural. If they were talking about just one event, it would have said “upcoming.'”

“Oh, OK. Upcomming toumaments.”

“TOUMAMENTS?”

“That’s what it says.”

Second photo courtesy of Mike at abusersofenglish.blogspot.com

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10 Comments

  • Posted November 3, 2010

    Jennifer J.

    Why does spelling seem to be less important. I remember a teacher saying, “Spelling and neatness counts.” It’s sad that we’re setting so many up for failure.

  • Posted November 3, 2010

    Kim

    I couldn’t agree more, Jennifer.

  • Posted November 3, 2010

    JoJo Tabares

    I was too busy trying to figure out what a toumament was to notice the plural of “upcomming.” lol

  • Posted November 3, 2010

    Kim

    Too funny, JoJo!

  • Posted November 3, 2010

    Janet

    Referring to Jennifer’s comment above about spelling: I sometimes browse through Craig’s List and it’s interesting to see many advertisements from would-be tutors with many spelling mistakes!

  • Posted November 3, 2010

    Kim

    Janet, I’ll have to check those out. More fodder for my bad grammar and spelling posts!

  • Posted November 3, 2010

    Carolyn

    I think “toumament” was “tournament” with the r and n run too close together.

  • Posted November 3, 2010

    Kim

    I think so too, Carolyn. I was just having fun. :)

  • Posted November 4, 2010

    David Borrink

    They probably paid $700,000 for that extra N.

  • Posted November 16, 2010

    Janet

    Probably! :)

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