Finding Something Friday: Wright (and Wrong) Word-wise

When I opened an email the other day, I laughed out loud. Under my friend’s signature line, I saw this quote from the comic Steven Wright:

“If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know?”

Funny, right? I LOVE that comic. I love that his humor often involved word play. And I love his dead pan delivery.

And then I remembered the Fake AP Stylebook, kind of the Steven Wright of grammar and editing. If you’re signed up with Twitter, you can get daily tweets from this wacky group of folks who poke fun at the AP Stylebook. They’ve been doing it for awhile, so I guess the Real AP Stylebook is okay with it. And it’s a good thing, ’cause the fake guys have a book coming out.

Oh, and I should tell you that I found that pic on Stock.xchng. Which, okay, is not funny or word-related. But it is a great place to find free stock photos. Word up.

6 thoughts on “Finding Something Friday: Wright (and Wrong) Word-wise

  1. Hi Cathy! I love Steven Wright, too! I've got one of his quotes posted on my blog, but you've probably never seen it because it's waaaaay down on the right column…past some really good ones by Woody Allen!

  2. A friend of mine and his mother ran into Steven Wright at a zoo. They didn't know it was him until they heard him laughing at the things his mom was saying about the animals.

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