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Friday Quiz on a Thursday: City Mill

Today’s post is a soft relaunch of DWT. The hiatus was for a lot of reasons, but I’m back.

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How many seconds into this commercial from City Mill (Hawaii) does it take for the voiceover to make a horrible grammatical error? Watch the video; then hit “read more” to see if your answer matches mine!

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Friday Quiz: Diana Ross

I have to say that I have never cared much for the music of Diana Ross. I do love Motown, but something about Diana’s voice just rubs me the wrong way. However, the death of Michael Jackson had me thinking about her, and that reminded me of this song, a song I especially have never cared for because of its heinous crimes against the English language. Give it a listen. Then click continue reading to see if your answer matches mine, ‘though I’m pretty sure your anguish could never match mine!

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Friday Quiz: John Mellencamp’s “Small Town”

I need to say first that John Mellencamp is one of my idols. He is in my top five favorite musicians of all time (with Bruce Cockburn, T Bone Burnett, Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Dylan) and the main reason I ever learned to play guitar. This song, “Small Town,” is one of the first things I learned to play in its entirety on my guitar, and this is one of the great music videos.

However, as with several other songs in my rep, I have to alter the lyrics slightly because there’s a ridiculous grammatical error in them! There’s a lesson about idolatry here, but we’ll save that for another time and place.

Take a step back in time with me to 1985 (I was sixteen!) and see if you can spot the glaring error in grammar. Click continue reading to see if your answer matches mine!

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Friday Quiz: Surf Sample Sale

It’s time once again for the Friday Quiz. Take a look at this commercial for a sample sale and see if you can find the problem with its language. Then click continue reading below to see if your answer matches mine!

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Friday Quiz: Hope Chapel Kapolei

It’s time for the Friday Quiz! Please watch this very short clip taken from a Hope Chapel Kapolei broadcast on community access television. Identify the problem with its language and click continue reading below to see if your answer matches mine!

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