Saturday, January 17, 2015

Pedantry corner awakens

Sloppy spelling is now endemic, extending from print media to all forms of electronic media. According to the Fox News news ticker, US President Barack Obama just "singed" into law a new defence bill. They actually meant "signed."

Obama has a passable singing voice, and he has implemented some controversial measures by bypassing Congress and making executive orders. His political opponents can take solace in the knowledge that the US Constitution does not grant the President the power to make laws by singing them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6uHR90Sq6k

2 comments:

Dina said...

Ah!

Maybe that's what Trump has been doing wrong. He's signing these executive orders instead of singing them.

I think we'd all like him much better if he sang a little bit more often.

Ross said...

Something tells me that Trump wouldn't be a good singer. It might worsen his approval ratings if he attempted to do so.