Where in the world is Autocorrect? Brocoli ramen salad

Perry Como, Pat Boone, Doris Day, etc. provided the bland soundtrack to my high-school life in the 50s. Until I heard Screamin’ Jay Hawkins on the radio in 1959, I thought teenage rebellion was listening to Ray Charles instead of Ray Coniff. The thumping bass and raw energy of “I Put A Spell On You” rocked my soul and opened a door to the world waiting outside small-town Nebraska.

I am cursed with an eye for mispelled words. Don’t know why, but they leap out of context and demand a red pencil. Some are small and hidden, some are large and glaring but they all scream, “Why?” The Sweetie doesn’t care and is puzzled by my righteous indignation.  I once saw an enormous roadside sign, “Pommergranits ahead.” 

Years ago, I didn’t document these hairbrained misteps, but now…

Menus are the mother load of mispelled words—avacado, tomatoe, brocoli, zuchini, (vegtables have an especially dificult time), expresso, Ceasar salad, full coarse meals, even restarant shows up. I cringe even as I write these words. I’ve seen avocado and broccoli mispelled too many times on grocery store reader boreds. Mispelled signs written to instruct, inform, or scold, are especialy humourous—someone should be embarassed.

Is it irony when a dumbell insults morans? Go USA indeed.  

I, for one, wood never eat aloud.


I’ve been on this bus at least six times. Is there no one in charge back at the bus barn?

The Committee needs a new secretery.

Recently I saw this commercialy produced sign: “Do not park here. If you do, you will be toed at your own expenc.” Anyways, you haven’t herd the last on this subject—not to worry, the word police are on the case.

Brocoli ramen salad

  • 2 packages ramen noodles
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds
  • 1 pound brocoli slaw
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup vegtable oil
  • 1 pkg. beef seasoning from the ramen noodle pack
  • cayenne pepper or Siracha to taste

Break ramen noodles into 1″ pieces. Melt 2 Tbs. butter in a skillet and brown noodles and almonds over medium low heat until golden. In a large bowl, combine brocoli  slaw, sunflower seeds, and chopped onions. Add browned ramen noodles and almonds.

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