Funny English Errors: "The B List"

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Here is a selection of howlers and other funny English writing mistakes and insights that didn't make it into our book. This is the "B List". What does the A-List contain? ...

See the Footnotes for the kinds of sources consulted in preparing Funny English Errors and Insights.


+9 #8 Another one for you... then I'll stop :-)Thomas Riedmiller 2010-03-18 05:00
Courtesy of my student: post mortem exam - “to see if the person is alive or not after death.”
+3 #7 GrabityCheryl Duford 2010-01-05 11:48
B68 The earth holds on to everything with its grabity. I've known men like that.
+1 #6 The navel expeditionsDianne McManus 2009-12-31 21:38
Henry the Navigator sent out many navel expeditions to explore the lower regions. What a difference an E makes!
0 #5 hi there!!maneeha 2009-12-28 11:41
B23 Industrial Revolution is a special kind of pills which doctors give to lazy people to make them work... i love this!
+4 #4 B124 - Apple SuitDeb Davey 2009-12-22 06:20
I find this particularly funny and useful. I would use this as an example in junior english classes to highlight the importance of using correct language to convey a message.

B124 Judge Dismisses Most Charges in Apple Suit
+1 #3 No Father!Cheryl Moulton 2009-12-16 07:15
There are so many wonderful english errors to choose from, but when I read the following one, I truly broke out laughing.......I mean how does one not have a father, even a member of the royal family who traditionally had lovers on the side

B24 James the First claimed the throne of England through his grandmother because he had no father
+2 #2 This whole siteRaylee Leaver 2009-11-30 23:53
Hilarious, I love it.
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