I Don’t Get It, Part 2

The other day I wrote a post about a newspaper ad that bugged me. No matter how I tried to insert the ad, I couldn’t get it to post. I’ve now cropped it and hope it will work; it will make the post comprehensible. Here goes:

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Yes! Here’s the rest of what I wrote, as a reminder:

From the initial idea to the finished ad in the newspaper, did not one person see the error and correct it? This happens so frequently, I have to wonder if editors exist any longer.

This ad is aimed at “graDuation” celebrations, but “congratulations” is not related. These two words are derived from entirely different Latin verbs. True, many people do pronounce “congratulations” as if the T were a D. But it’s not. Was the word never underlined, indicating a problem with it? Did not one person notice the error?

I may have to drown my sorrow and frustration in a two-pound lobster.

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