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    The morning news coffee klatch chat thread

    Funny segment on CBS This Morning today about 2 guys who run all over the country eliminating typos, including those unneeded apostrophes that drive me nuts. Like Lemon's 49c each. Aaaarrrgghhh.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?...3A+CBSNews.com)

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Funny segment on CBS This Morning today about 2 guys who run all over the country eliminating typos, including those unneeded apostrophes that drive me nuts. Like Lemon's 49c each. Aaaarrrgghhh.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?...3A+CBSNews.com)
    I agree! I just cannot stand it when people put apostrophe's in their plural's!



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    I saw that correcting punctuation thing and thought it was great!

    Speaking of morning news, did anyone catch the story about the family in New York that discovered that 'ugly ol' painting' that was stuck behind the sofa.... just happened to be a lost 500 year old Michelangelo original valued somewhere around $300,000,000.

    According to the newscasters it had been stuffed behind the sofa 30 years ago because the kids were constantly throwing balls around the living room.

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    They have
    - an interesting name: Typo Eradication Advancement League (TEAL);
    - a book: The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time;
    - a facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/greattypohunt; and
    - a website: http://greattypohunt.com/.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Speaking of morning news, did anyone catch the story about the family in New York that discovered that 'ugly ol' painting' that was stuck behind the sofa.... just happened to be a lost 500 year old Michelangelo original valued somewhere around $300,000,000.
    The local affiliate teased that one with "How could that happen in Buffalo?" Maybe Dan has some insights on it and other hidden art treasures in his favorite city. I'll bet the sofa was covered in clear plastic.
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    The local affiliate teased that one with "How could that happen in Buffalo?" Maybe Dan has some insights on it and other hidden art treasures in his favorite city. I'll bet the sofa was covered in clear plastic.
    The family affectionately referred to the painting as "the Mike", so at some point many years ago somebody must have had a notion the painting was done by Michelangelo. That alone is enough to qualify for a 'Whadda buncha gumbas' award in my book.

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