Friday, October 13, 2006

The Fear of "Pubic Speaking"....


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. - Ottawa County will pay about $40,000 to correct an embarrassing typo on its Nov. 7 election ballot: The "L" was left out of "public."

A total of 170,000 ballots will have to be reprinted.

The mistake appeared in the text of a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would ban some types of affirmative action.

The word "public" was misspelled one of the six times it appears, county Clerk Daniel C. Krueger said Tuesday. Five or six people in his office had proofread the ballot, but it was an election clerk who found the mistake early last week.

"It's just one of those words," Krueger said. "Even after we told people it was in there, they still read over it."


Ah... the great state of Michigan!! You know, I think if they had left that word in the ballot... they may have gotten more votes!!


At 1:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the ballots said pubic..I might make an effort to actually vote.

On second thought...naw..I am still too lazy. ;)


At 5:44 PM, Blogger Karmyn R said...

Well, it could have been quite interesting in some sentences - like

It is the pubic's right to bear arms

Has anyone noticed that there is a decrease in the pubic use of the parks?

I could be more clever and think of truly funny ones, but am too tired toay.

At 8:15 PM, Blogger MSUgal86 said...

Listen, I work in a "Department of Public Information" and THAT MY FRIEND has been my greatest fear for many, many moons!

At 12:02 AM, Blogger C. said...

hehe...maybe it was one of those freudian type slips...

At 6:57 PM, Blogger Swampwitch said...

This idea of deleting the 'L' opens up an entirely new way of thinking:
Internet Pubic Library
Pubic Broadcasting System
National Pubic Broadcasting
Pubic Agenda Online
Pubic Interest Watchdog - wonder what Ralph Nadar thinks of that?
GNU General Pubic License
Pubic Libary of Science
Welcome to the Pubic Theatre founded by Joseph Papp in 1954...
and on and on.
Thanks for the Giggle today.


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