Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Roll reversal

Right now on yahoo, the lede of an article regarding American Idol contains one of my homophonic pet peeves: the use of "roll" when "role" is the intended word. I know that these sorts of errors are spelling problems and I ought to give the benefit of the doubt that an overzealous spellcheck contributed to the problem, but I believe that news organizations, no matter how entertainment-oriented, should do their best to avoid contributing to others' misunderstandings of the English language.

In other news, I'm going to be joining toastmasters soon, and I went to the gym and got my butt kicked by the yoga instructor. However, she was quite impressed with everyone's form. I was quite impressed by how chunky I have gotten.

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