Taken from my Local Paper Today

“TOWNSVILLE businesses are facing exuberant new licensing fees which will affect 514 businesses and see some slugged more than $10,000 a year. ”

EXUBERANT: (adj)

Synonyms: enthusiastic, excited, energetic, high-spirited, cheerful, lively, boisterous, animated, vigorous, buoyant, vivacious

Interesting use of the word…

Spellcheck is not always your friend.

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15 responses to “Taken from my Local Paper Today

  1. Clearly they meant exorbant.

  2. More likely they meant exorbitant = excessive; extravagant; immoderate.

    We get some beauts in our papers too. I can reluctantly excuse such errors in almost anyone else but myself.
    DH can’t excuse anyone, cause he doesn’t make any ( yeah right )As my eye sight seems to deteriorate I make more typos. I use spell checker BUT never trust it’s judgemnet.

    “Season’s Greetings,” from NZ.

  3. M

    I don’t know, those license fees seem boisterous and animated to me. 🙂

  4. Oh, dear.

    I’ve been catching myself in a lot of similar errors lately. Complement/compliment, mantel/mantle and so forth.

  5. What a charming thought: “exuberant licensing fees…” The imagination drifts into little detours…

  6. I was joking about ‘exorbant’.
    Now I’m embrassed.

  7. And THAT was a joke, too. Sheesh.

  8. Top marks to the Bully, yet again…

  9. Oh gawd. I see Melinda hasn’t commented yet.

    She gonna have a meltdown!

  10. Come to think of it, maybe she did already have a meltdown.

    Maybe that’s why she hasn’t yet commented!

  11. sprucehillfarm

    I love spell check but sometimes it does not work the way you want it to. 🙂

  12. Here I am! Melt-down at the fingertips. EXUBERANT?! ACK! ACK! ACK! Did this reporter got to journalism school? Does he or she own a dictionary? Heard of a thesaurus? Was the copy editor asleep on the job? Do copy editors exist anymore? Exuberant…. snort!

  13. Obviously I have no copy editor. That would be “go to” not “got to”. Oops.

  14. Ha ha. I love that Miss Perfect Grammar Spellcheck teacher Melinda had to correct something she typed incorrectly!

    Kind of makes her look…well…human, doesn’t it?

  15. Ooh. I must admit mistakes like that infuriate me. But then maybe I make some too…

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