Monday, July 22, 2013

Sa5m I A5m

Today's typo had me reminiscing about Bandslam, an under-the-radar, underappreciated 2009 film starring Aly Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell and Lisa Kudrow. In Bandslam, Hudgens plays a quirky high school girl named Sa5m. Yes, Sa5m. As Sa5m explains to the new kid in school when she writes her name on a piece of paper and places it in front of him on the lunch table, the 5 is silent.

Swept should be a five-letter word, but we've got a 5 in the fifth spot. That digit should have been swept under the proverbial rug. Take five, readers. Literally. Take 5. Please. It doesn't belong here. Do it fo4r me, OK?

A screen capture from Bandslam

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