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 ↓

#1 Jennifer J. on 11.03.10 at 8:10 am

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.

#2 Kim on 11.03.10 at 8:51 am

I couldn’t agree more, Jennifer.

#3 JoJo Tabares on 11.03.10 at 10:53 am

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

#4 Kim on 11.03.10 at 11:33 am

Too funny, JoJo!

#5 Janet on 11.03.10 at 6:08 pm

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!

#6 Kim on 11.03.10 at 6:13 pm

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

#7 Carolyn on 11.03.10 at 10:02 pm

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

#8 Kim on 11.03.10 at 10:29 pm

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

#9 David Borrink on 11.04.10 at 6:31 am

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

#10 Janet on 11.16.10 at 7:48 am

Probably! :)

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