This page is a collection of things I've heard in various places -- mostly on TV or radio, but some come from other sources as well.  They are statements that, well, just didn't quite come out as intended.  If you have an actual quote you've heard that would fit on  this page, please feel free to send it to me.


The concert was presented in front of a sold out-house.   (What the reporter intended, I think, was "in front of a sold-out house).

 

Several rocks fell from the cliff, hitting the climber in the head and then killing him.

 

The victim was shot several times.  Some of the shots were fatal.

 

Said to me some years ago as a family member was leaving to take a terminally ill uncle to the hospital:  If he dies on the way, I'll kill him.


When out of town for several days a year or so ago, I dropped my cell phone and it quit working.  I needed to be in contact, and didn't want to deal with getting the phone replaced until I got home.  So, I called customer service on my wife's phone, and asked if there was any way I could have my calls forwarded to her number until we got home and I was able to replace my phone.  I explained what I needed and the person on the other end says, "On the phone that doesn't work, you need to dial  ----------- "  (Foot note:  I did finally resolve this after explaining that if I could do that, I wouldn't need his help!)


A man was brought before a judge accused of having a horrific record.  (Well, I guess some judges are like that.)

 

After a possible contamination of the city water system, the following statement was issued: The residents of Idaho City should boil their water for at least five days before drinking it.  (I wonder how much was was left after boiling it for that long!)

 

A youngster was reading something which contained the word "coworker".  His questions was, "What is a cow orker?"   (Ok, I don't even want to know how you "ork" a cow!)

 


(More to come.....)