Skip to comments.State education officials have "egg on our face" after misspelling of "Kentucky"
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."
(Excerpt) Read more at wdrb.com ...
Self-esteem is the important thing.
“What difference does it make?”
standards have fallen so low...
Sounds to me like a collectors item. Buy that book!
Juicy Lucy Kentucy....................
Kinda like George Castanza’s philosophy...”Remember Jerry, if YOU believe it’s true, it’s not a lie.”
Despite the fact it’s in their team name, that group couldn’t spell “cat” if you spotted them the “c” and the “a”.
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.
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.
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
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.
Yeah. Don’t start me on “exploitative”.
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.
Kentucy in the Sky with Diamonds?
What about the Flintstones theme song: “We’ll have a gay old time”?
well, the Flintstones were on TV before gay meant only homosexual.
And what about gay apparel from “Deck The Halls”?
Come On Core ping. Thanks lowbridge.
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.
Turns out, that most Kentuckians are unable to spell the state name correctly without immediately following it with the phrase, ‘Fried Chicken’...
I had to re-read that to find what you were talking about. I thought my mind was coming untied.