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Pinellas County School District wants parents to attend “univeristy”

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If ever there was a public agency charged with paying close attention to spellcheck and committed to giving written correspondence a second glance before distributing, it’s a school district. But alas, the Pinellas County School District seems too much in a hurry to hit the send button to be bothered with things as silly as spelling. Literacy be damned. In an email blast to parents Thursday inviting them to participate in a free workshop Saturday, someone over at the district…

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Grammar check: ‘siege’ is not a verb

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On Wednesday, this reporter wrote about the new slogan being pushed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, “Siege the Day.” In that report I pointed out the slogan doesn’t exactly send a positive message to anyone with a remedial high school education or the ability to Google a definition. Siege means “a prolonged period of misfortune” in some uses. And even under the more popular use of the word, referring to some form of occupation, it still doesn’t really make sense.…

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