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june-casagrande's picture
Oct.19.2009
"Admission is $17 for adults, $10 for children 5 to 12. One child per adult under 5 is complimentary."
june-casagrande's picture
Oct.23.2008
Here's part of the first sentence of a Yahoo! News story: Badgered by lawmakers, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan denied the nation's economic crisis was his fault on Thursday. Now, I'm no economist, yet I am prepared affirm this statement with 100% certainty. The economic...
ericka-lutz's picture
Jul.11.2008
This one's by request (here you go, June and Dennis!) -- my list of supposedly real excerpts from newspaper classified ads. (I use these as part of an ice-breaking exercise for a business writing workshop I do for MBA students...) Actual Excerpts from Newspaper Classified Sections Illiterate?...
june-casagrande's picture
Jul.10.2008
A classified ad offered:  "Antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers."                  -- from The Revenge of Anguished English by Richard Lederer