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April 28, 2007

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Ron Newman

The parking meters will accept three-hour payments -- not except them. These words mean very different things!

They're Free

Ron,
Again, this is what I'm talking about. This is why nobody takes you seriously. Stop being a dick and trying to outsmart everybody. I'm quite certain no one is impressed with your wit or intelligence.

Fool on the Hill

Meters will now take 12 quarters...while Somerville drivers still take it in the shorts.

Ron Newman

This is a newspaper article, and the place for commenting on the article. A copy editor should fix such things before they get into print (or on the web).

Dr. Mrs. McCarthy

Here's a novel idea. How about shutting the meters off at 6:00PM all across the city. That way patrons in ALL the city's commercial centers can enjoy their dinners, movies, drinks, strolls, and ice cream. That way EVERYONE can enjoy Cambriville's nightlife and not just Jimmy Tingles patrons.

What a bunch of needledicks.

They're Free

Ron,
You have so much time on your hands why don't you volunteer to prrof read their work? You don't seem to understand that you contribute nothing to this site. I'm well past the point where I feel sorry for you. You're obviously a smart guy but you are clearly exhibiting the signs of mental illness. Get checked out and start making a real contribution here.

They're Free

Sorry Ron,

I think you're a bright guy and very well meaning. I just think you have a lot more to offer this site than snide comments, minutia, and correcting typos.

You're better than that.

Jon B.

I'm with Ron. The accept/except error is a pet peeve of mine. In fact, I jumped over from my blog reader to this site specifically to post the same comment, before I saw that Ron had beat me to the punch. Readers shouldn't have to volunteer to do a job that a newspaper's employees should be doing on their own. And copy editing errors should be allowed to be pointed out (and corrected!) graciously, without snide anti-intellectual comebacks.

They're Free

"Readers shouldn't have to volunteer to do a job that a newspaper's employees should be doing on their own."

Jon,
It's a free paper and website. It's not like you're being shortchanged in any way. Most working people get a bit indignant when they're told how to do their job by those who don't pay the, to do it.

Jon B.

"It's a free paper and website. It's not like you're being shortchanged in any way. "

By that argument, facts shouldn't be corrected either. Oh please. If a journalist gets indignant whenever someone corrects them, then they're in the wrong business.

brickbottom

Funny how the "Director" of Traffic and Parking (JK) doesn't make this anouncment. Don't any department head's have the authority to speak for the department they supposedly direct? I know JK is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but does city hall need to feed the media every story in the city?

Accept/Except, etc.

Spell Check is the curse of this generation!

Dr. Mrs. McCarthy

Brick,

Yes. It's called spin control, Dear.

Miss You,

Dr. Mrs. McCarthy

Derek

I'm also with Ron on this. It's clear many articles posted here go through very little, if any, proofreading. It's not like Ron criticized some minute grammatical error. The author of the article used the wrong word which means something entirely different.

I like Ron.

jay o'neil

Perhaps the "Director" of Traffic and Parking (JK) should look into some new tech and replace all the slanted and bent meter poles and meters with a pay station and clean up the pedestrian walkway, just lQQk at the picture. Check out www.metricparking.com and there are many others. Clean it up and get into the 21st century, and get a lot more parking friendly features like; paying with coins and dollars and stop spending money on old meters.

Bob Dole

Proper grammar, syntax and spelling are the cornerstone of The American Dream. Viva la Newman!

Bob Dole

...Make that cornerstones.

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