Anti-Tax Group Can’t Spell

Okay, this is funny. A local group in Indiana that opposes a $30 million bond referendum that would fund a new library seems to be in need of a library’s services more than anyone else. They can’t even figure out how to spell the word “oppose.”

A group that raised more than $5,000 to fight a $30 million bond referendum for a new Franklin library gave those on the other side a reason to snicker. “Citizens Apposed to the Library Project” filed their official financial disclosure documents April 20 with the Johnson County clerk.

There appears to be no truth to the rumor that the group will reform as Americans Against Proper Spelling. Or speling.


  1. shouldbeworking says

    They probably voted against school taxes too on the basis of education being elitist.

  2. iknklast says

    That’s no surprise to me, since teachers apparently aren’t supposed to bother about spelling anymore. As a college biology teacher, I’m expected to let spelling go, as long as it (sort of, kind of) sounds out to the same thing. I’m opposed to that policy (but not apposed to it?)

  3. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says

    verb \a-ˈpōz\
    ap·posed ap·pos·ing
    transitive verb
    1 archaic : to put before : apply (one thing) to another
    2 : to place in juxtaposition or proximity

    Silly Ed. They will be apposed to the project when they’re standing next to it with picket signs. That’s what they meant all along and they’re sticking to it.

  4. says

    I think that they made a typo, not a misspelling/mispelleen/mispeling. They meant to type the neologism, “Arposed”, as in,”The good citizenz of Maricopa County is “Arposed” the insertion of immigrants doing a “dirty sanchez” through the back door.”.

    Liberries? we don’t need no steenkeen liberries!

    * In other news, Shurf Joe has FOUND the proof that Obamandingo is NOT a U.S. citizen:

  5. dingojack says

    Demo – hey I’ve got nothing to do with your Prez! I was out eating babies near Uluru at the time – honest. ;)

    (not obaman) Dingo

  6. David Marjanović says

    Mandinga/Mandinké = a people in west (not east) Africa. That’s why I’m sure the pun on “dingo” is deliberate.

  7. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says

    A local accent thing, perhaps?

    It’s not a matter of local accent; the first syllable of “oppose” is a schwa, just like the first syllable of “appear”. (I checked both U.S. and U.K. dictionaries.)

    On the other hand there aren’t any common words beginning “upp-” to serve as a model, and the “u” in words with the “up-” prefix has a different sound than the “o” in “oppose”.

  8. sebloom says

    timgueguen, apposed looks rite ta me…I mean, wood you spell “away” like “uway”? Heck no.

    Let me just add that this maks me jus so prode to be an Hoosier!

  9. says

    Dear dingojack:

    Let me hasten to assure you that no slight was intended.

    I’ve been writing “Obamandingo” since early 2008, to “fit in” on certain blogs. It is Obama+Mandingo*.

    Ken Norton’s character in the eponymously titled movie of 1975.

  10. dingojack says

    Yes, I got that, thanks.
    IT WAS A JOKE, Sheesh!
    ;D Dingo
    As to the anti-library group – perhaps this young man might give you some sage advice.

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