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What's the funniest [sic] notation you've ever seen?

Asked by ETpro (34247 points ) August 15th, 2012

There was the famous, “Maple Leaf College is well-known for it’s [sic] high academic standards.” in a printed introduction to a college. What’s your favorite “Your [sic] stupid.” [sic] notation pointing out an obvious and perhaps ironic error in written communication?

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Coloma's avatar

The Canadian society for Alzheimers disease has the “Forget me not” flower as their official logo. lol

SavoirFaire's avatar

A sign reading “Class is cancelled today: the professor is il,” next to which a student had written ”[sic].”

This is an old story that has been circulated for years, but I knew someone who purposefully duplicated it.

Aethelflaed's avatar

Right now, I’m really digging Paul Ryan’s “It’s so important that we go back to our roots to look at Ayn Rand’s vision, her writings, to see what our girding, under-grounding [sic] principles are.”

Kayak8's avatar

Most of those I most appreciate come from the Cake Wrecks website! While many of the cake wrecks totally fit the question as asked, this has to be my favorite of all time (I crack up every time I see it and watch the imbeded video! However, this seems most apt for the question . . .

ccrow's avatar

@Kayak8 this is one of my favorites!

Kayak8's avatar

@ccrow LOL, I hadn’t seen that one yet! What nut buckets are out there with icing bags in hand?

ccrow's avatar

Thanks for the links, now cakewrecks can be one of my time-wasting websites!

ETpro's avatar

@Coloma Ha! You have to wonder is some knowing underling was just having one over on the boss. :-)

@SavoirFaire Too funny. Not really il, just a but [sic].

@Aethelflaed Talk about a Freudian slip, Ryan’s ideas would push most of the nation under ground. :-)

@Kayak8 Oh that set of links truly take the cake.

@Kayak8 How does someone manage to do cake decoration so beautifully, yet be completely oblivious to what they are writing?

@ccrow It’s 2 am and you’ve had me laughing so loud I even woke me up. Thanks for the links, @ccrow & @Kayak8.

Kayak8's avatar

@ETpro If you scrounge around the Cake Wreck’s site, you will be amazed that one can have such artistic talent and virtually no common sense. This one in particular might appeal to your little computer self . . .

ETpro's avatar

@Kayak8 I’m the sort of boss that would promote whoever ordered that cake.

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