Thursday, July 31, 2008
Correction: Access Prohibited
There we were, walking peacefully down Pike Street, when *BAM* this error knocks the wind out of me. I naïvely thought that it was a one-off error, until I spotted the same sign at the entrances to many different alleys during the remainder of our Seattle getaway and saw that they all have the extra i. I am in awe at the carelessness involved. Prohibitied isn't even a word!
Correction: SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE
When I took this picture it was solely for the spelling error. It wasn't until I added the picture to this post that I saw ANY ANY. That's too many anys!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Corrections: Kelsey Grammer's health issues
The actor's last name is tricky, I'll give you that. But it's spelled correctly in a larger font directly below! And Grammer could be having heath issues, but based on the article's substance, that's neither here nor there. Back-to-back word typos - I love it!
Corrections: One injured; very well-known to us
"Injured isn't enough to lure readers in. Change it to dead." "But--" "No buts. Just do it."
Correction: on its side
The best part about this one is that the apostrophe is correctly absent two sentences earlier, in the exact same wording (see bottom of left column for the correct usage, top right for incorrect).
-- "Tattoo 101" in 24 Hours Vancouver, Tuesday July 29 2008
Corrections: the dos and don'ts; if your threshold for pain
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Correction: Maple Leafs' meaningless gestures
I clicked to the article wondering if it really was about Canada's national symbol. Alas, the article is written about the professional hockey team based in Toronto. Tonight's matchup: Vancouver Canucks versus Toronto Maple Leaf. I think not.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
-- Save-On-Foods at Cambie Street & West 7th Avenue in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Saturday July 12 2008
Correction: Mexican chipsI don't know if all their signs are designed in such a manner, but I would have aligned potato chips with the rest of the text.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Correction: John C. Reilly
As you can see in the image above, Reilly's name is misspelled in the headline and the photo caption, yet spelled correctly in the review's main text. Regardless, I hope to see this movie very soon.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Corrections: could have swore; these women
Monday, July 21, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Correction: Charles Dickens's "A Tale of Two Cities"
I would not have posted this if the email writer hadn't written that s/he is an English major. Famous author Charles Dicken?! You can not be serious.
Friday, July 18, 2008
The image above is of the top left corner of the front cover. In other words, a high-visibility area. Do the writers and editors at 24 Hours have any pride - any pride whatsoever - in their jobs?
-- people in the news on page 2 in 24 Hours Vancouver, Friday July 18 2008
Correction: either her reps confirmed or her rep confirmed
Either way, no apostrophe necessary.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Correction: in its very handsome double-disc package
'Tis a shame, as I'm a big SotW fan.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Ever since it's completion in 1983, hikers from all around the world have taken on the challenge of the stair-like trail at Grouse Mountain, and although the venture up is gruelling, the view from the top is worth it.
Hiking the Grouse Grind every week for the past four years is Chris Yu's idead of a good time.
-- Grind a Vancouver icon in 24 Hours Vancouver, Wednesday July 16 2008
Corrections: since its completion; stairs-like trail; idea of a good time
idead of a good time? Is that foreshadowing? Urban Dictionary's sole definition of idead (with bonus error!) is:
An outstandingly stupid idea, which usually leads to somebody dieing.Well at least no one is dead as a result of the idead.
"Well that was a terrible idead."
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
On page 2 the daily poll had to do with hook ups:
The cover story's intro announces the Summertime Hookup Guide:
C'mon, 24 Hours! Whether it's hook-up, hook up, or hookup, stick with one and go with it! But preferably not hiccup, I mean hookup.
If the store remains stationary then it won't be somewhere else when you want to buy some stationery.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Correction: either is a hundred years old or is one hundred years old
I'm guessing that the first suggested correction is the correct one. Either way, I seriously doubt that organizer Rory Richards said that the pavilion "is a one hundred years old". I once learned that when writing numbers in a published work, one should write out the numbers - as in, one instead of 1. A professional writer should know that "a 100" instead of "a hundred" is just plain wrong.
-- Langley Mountie hurt in street fight with suspect in 24 Hours Vancouver, Wednesday July 9 2008
Corrections: a car that had stopped; well-known to police
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
-- Gone to the great big-top in the sky in 24 Hours Vancouver, Tuesday July 8 2008
Corrections: would have; The Cat in the Hat; let's lose; altogether; vocation
Monday, July 7, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Tristan may have headquarters in Montreal, but using one french word on an otherwise english sign, with one vowel switch, is wrong - intentional or not.
Correction: Dunsmuir Street
While I took the photo, my friend tried to reason that Dunsmuire is the original spelling. I was having none of it, pointing out the correct spelling on a sign that can be seen at the bottom of the pic.
Correction: purchase totalling $35.00 or more
Even if you assume that 35.00 refers to money, not product items, you're not actually purchasing money, right? How do you like the perfectly horizontal accent at the top of the picture?
Correction: Ray's young son
I haven't seen - and won't see - the movie, yet I know that Ray has a young son and a wife played by Charlize Theron. Hancock does not.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Everyone who won an Oscar on February 24, 2008 became the first few people who have won an Oscar after Ledger's death. Ditto next year's ceremonies, and the year after that, and the year after that, and so forth.
-- The end may be nigh: beware the four horsemen of 2010 on page 6 in Westender, Thursday July 3 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Correction: I think it's ($1.5 million) a reasonable starting point
Danylo's official homepage says that he's at Capilano Arts Theatre in North Vancouver this Friday and at Chilliwack Arts Centre in Chilliwack this Saturday. So, for the shows this Friday and Saturday, he's definitely not performing at Yuk Yuk's - he's not even performing in Vancouver.