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.
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!
I laughed out loud when I read your post! But then, I laugh out loud at most of your posts.
Aw, thanks, Suzanne! And Becky, why am I not surprised? (About Steven Wright, that is 🙂
Thanks for the tip on Stock.xchng. I use hasslefreeclipart.com but their free selections are limited. This will help!
You're going to love it, Lisa. I use Flickr, too, which you might enjoy getting to know.
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.