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State education officials have "egg on our face" after misspelling of "Kentucky"
http://www.wdrb.com ^ | june 5, 2014

Posted on 06/06/2014 2:07:52 PM PDT by lowbridge

The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority sent out books to every junior in the state, outlining what they need to know while preparing for college. 

There's only one small problem: the word "Kentucky" is misspelled on the spine of the book. The photos at right were provided by viewer Liz Palmer. 

We talked with Erin Klarer with KHEAA. She tells us several schools, parents, and even state officials have let them know about the mistake, but to reprint and redistribute them would cost about $70,000, so they opted to just - in her words - "deal with the egg on our face."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: commoncore; jelly; kentucky; kentucy

1 posted on 06/06/2014 2:07:52 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
Common Core says the alternative spelling is just fine.

Self-esteem is the important thing.

2 posted on 06/06/2014 2:09:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: lowbridge

“What difference does it make?”

standards have fallen so low...


3 posted on 06/06/2014 2:09:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: lowbridge

Sounds to me like a collectors item. Buy that book!


4 posted on 06/06/2014 2:10:59 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: lowbridge

5 posted on 06/06/2014 2:11:48 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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6 posted on 06/06/2014 2:12:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GeronL

Juicy Lucy Kentucy....................


7 posted on 06/06/2014 2:12:30 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: lowbridge
Spelling errors happen a lot....or perhaps sometimes they are the result of unconscious prophecy?


8 posted on 06/06/2014 2:15:38 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: lowbridge
That's a hard word to mispell misspell.
9 posted on 06/06/2014 2:16:04 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Kinda like George Castanza’s philosophy...”Remember Jerry, if YOU believe it’s true, it’s not a lie.”


10 posted on 06/06/2014 2:20:16 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: dfwgator

Despite the fact it’s in their team name, that group couldn’t spell “cat” if you spotted them the “c” and the “a”.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 2:41:12 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: lowbridge

Our language is being changed whether we approve or not. One example comes to mind, but I’m sure there are many others as well. Take the word “preventive” for example. During most of my lifetime (I am now 78), the word was “preventive.” Somewhere along the time-line, the word morphed into “preventative.” It is in most dictionaries as “preventative” and there is also a note that says “also preventive.” I wonder where the “ta” came from.


12 posted on 06/06/2014 2:42:15 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: davisfh
It is in most dictionaries as “preventative” and there is also a note that says “also preventive.” I wonder where the “ta” came from.

Same here. It was always preventive maintenance. I didn't hear preventative until I attended an Air Force survival training course in 1991. It took me a second to realize that's what was said. I've been hearing it a lot more ever since.

13 posted on 06/06/2014 2:54:31 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: henkster

Beg your pardon. No. 54 graduated in three years. No.11 had a 3.5 average in his freshman year. Still takes classes even as a pro. Nos. 15 and 24 turned pro after freshman year but both had C averages.

ALL of Calipari’s teams at UK have not been below a 2.8 or 2.9 team average. Last years’ team had a team average of 3.1, one of the higher averages in the SEC


14 posted on 06/06/2014 3:01:30 PM PDT by miele man
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To: davisfh

Another one I have noticed in my lifetime is the word “student.” I find that many younger people, including teachers, now pronounce it “Stu-dant.” Strange.


15 posted on 06/06/2014 3:15:57 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: davisfh

Yeah. Don’t start me on “exploitative”.


16 posted on 06/06/2014 3:19:08 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: davisfh

words change in meaning also.

The word gay has a dictionary definition, for which nobody uses the word today. Nowadays, gay means homosexual, and only homosexual. It doesn’t even have a double meaning.


17 posted on 06/06/2014 3:38:47 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: lowbridge

Kentucy in the Sky with Diamonds?


18 posted on 06/06/2014 3:45:03 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Dilbert San Diego

What about the Flintstones theme song: “We’ll have a gay old time”?


19 posted on 06/06/2014 4:26:06 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

well, the Flintstones were on TV before gay meant only homosexual.

And what about gay apparel from “Deck The Halls”?


20 posted on 06/06/2014 4:33:40 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Come On Core ping. Thanks lowbridge.


21 posted on 06/06/2014 5:21:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

And what about gay apparel from “Deck The Halls”?”

Chaperoned a high school senior group which included my daughter on a bus trip one Christmas back in the very late 1970’s. They started singing secular Christmas songs including their own version of “Deck the Halls with bxxxs of Charlie.....” and it didn’t get much better for the rest of that song. It was interesting that shortly thereafter they began singing Silent Night and some other religious songs.

My daughter later commented that the reason they liked having me as a chaperone was because I didn’t lecture. Memories of raising a teenager in the 1970’s. Certainly wouldn’t want to do it now.


22 posted on 06/06/2014 6:09:49 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: newfreep

Turns out, that most Kentuckians are unable to spell the state name correctly without immediately following it with the phrase, ‘Fried Chicken’...


23 posted on 06/06/2014 6:15:52 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: LostInBayport

I had to re-read that to find what you were talking about. I thought my mind was coming untied.


24 posted on 06/06/2014 6:22:18 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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