Lol @ "cunning linguists," Poly
I'm assuming that was a tongue-in-cheek joke.
I once took a writing course at a local comm. college. One of the participants/students was workshopping one of her fanfics (which is OK online, I guess, but probably not for a college-level English class). I still remember the ms saying something like "<insert anime character here> got throne
into the wall during the fight."
Elvis, as you know, got walled into his throne. The King died sitting on his royal heinous.
Another one mentioned by one of my HS English teachers: A personal essay from a former student in which she described herself as "humble and self-defecating."
I guess that's why they call it "talking sh*t"?
I always love the funny typos on Jay Leno's "Headlines" segment. There was one from some years back -- or maybe saw it online or something, I don't remember -- some guy put an ad in the paper offering to paint your feces (not "fences") for reasonable rates.
(August Wilson is somewhere rolling in his grave. Or maybe he's RITDL -- rolling in the dirt laughing.) Some are correct in spelling but bad moves in context, like one about some college professor from Yale who received a rather colorful tribute in his obit: "Quirky obituary for ex-Conn.
I mean, sure, it's correct in that the abbreviation for Connecticut is in fact "Conn.," but really, do you want to imply that this beloved old guy from the Ivies might have been a Hartford ex-con