Go ahead and type www.healinestheatre.com into your browser's address bar - or click that green link. Find any more info about Shattering? No? Compare the name of the presenting theatre with the website's address to discover why not.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I imagine the writer wrote the above caption on Sunday, at which time it was yesterday's game. However, the writer failed to recognize that the paper's readers would be reading the caption - at the earliest - on Monday, at which time it was Saturday's game.
This is a basic agreement error. A single plan backfires, while multiple plans backfire.
I believe (or, rather, I personally believe, as is the current trend) that they want qualified candidates to send resumes, though any resume that can send itself would likely be hired immediately by any company, for novelty alone.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Prepare yourselves. Maybe you should be sitting. The trouble begins in the photo's caption. The phrase guest stars shouldn't have a hyphen, and it's OMNI, not ONMI. The article subject's name is correct in the caption, and the headline, but then incorrect in the opening sentence. How does that happen? I'm guessing the writer had Sarah Jessica Parker on the mind. As you can see, the initials used in the article are correct. Then, we have more no's than yes's instead of more nos than yeses.
But wait, it gets even better. In the subsequent edition of Vancouver 24 Hours, Friday September 26 2008, is this:
The actress was never mistakenly referred to as Sarah Parker Kennedy! Will the readers get a For The Record for For The Record?
Friday, September 26, 2008
A similar error occured on the same page of the same paper twenty days earlier. It's closer to correct this time, but talent? No.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Last time it was a twice-guarenteed sandwich ad. This time it's a bigger one-off at the top of the back of the paper. And once again guaranteed is spelled correctly in the checklist.
The last name is correctly written as Turpel-Lafond later in the article, so why not here?
Firstly, McDonald's has got an apostrophe. Secondly, you will guess you could just get started? I guess technically that could be correct, but who says or writes that?
First no hyphen where a hyphen belongs, and then a hyphen where a hyphen doesn't belong. English 101 anybody? Wait, maybe I should be more tolerant. Perhaps Dhaliwal didn't properly pronounce the hyphen.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
-- LA Weight Loss Centers advertisement in 24 Hours Vancouver, Friday September 19 2008
I like that guaranteed is spelled correctly in the checklist in the ad's right sidebar, but spelled incorrectly in both headlines of this sandwich ad.
Full caption: Parking restrictions from Mount Sinai? St. Mary's Kerrisdale Anglican Church appeals to a higher power - and the forbearance of would-be parkers - to keep it's street free of violators.
It's not it's. It's its.
Comma overload! Comma overload! I suggest jettisoning the second one.
It looks to me like the word concerts got omitted, leaving a somewhat dirty sentence. Or maybe it's just me. Everything is dirty to a dirty mind. However, I do give some points for five and six instead of 5 and 6. Let's make it eleven points.
Friday, September 19, 2008
If I were a journalist, I would give extra care to make sure all writings of mine that involved education/schools in any way did not contain any errors. It's McMath.
Hey, you. Yeah, you. It's San Francisco. Get it right or don't get it at all. Got it?
The word situations is plural, so it should be either In situations like these or In a situation like this.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
-- "More cash for two wheels" in 24 Hours Vancouver, Wednesday September 17 2008
The misspelling is in the photo's caption. As can be seen in the article, the correct name of the Transportation Minister is Kevin Falcon. The use of pedal in the caption has me puzzled. If the writer had used quotation marks around the word, or written peddle, then I'd tip my hat to the writer. But as it stands, it looks they just made a spelling error. One last thing: when naming people in a photo, it is customary to use left and right or similar cues to help the reader identify the people. With Campbell named first in the caption, it makes me think that he is the person on the left. He is actually on the right.
Check check, can you hear what I am saying? More problems with this new "Whose eyes" feature. First it was a factual error, followed by a misspelled name. Now it's the double-word phenomenon. Which type of error is next?
Two missing apostrophes in one article. First, the version belongs to the west coast. Second, let's is the abbreviated form of let us.
At some point before going to print, one has to decide how they want to word it. Go with were, or go with have been, but for the love of fun don't go with both.
You're leaving? But you've only just arrived! Take one of those bys, change it to for, and stick it after framework.
You can approve seismic upgrades and you can give approval for seismic upgrades, but you can't give approve seismic upgrades.
I was going to merely suggest adding a t to make it cut, but now I am of the opinion that the t should replace the unnecessary comma.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Silly Bennywenny, saying the wrong word. Doesn't he know that the word that best fits what he's trying to say (or so I'm led to believe) is flair, not flare.
Get off the off the off the ground, off the ground.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
After trying to wrap my head around the whole idea of becoming an official fan of a movie theatre (I failed), can a theatre have just one fan? "I'm king of the world!" "I'm fan of this theatre!" ... to become a fan... would be correct. Also, the mall is officially known in written form as Metrotown. If you're going to leave the Theatre License # and Class blank, what's the point of having it there at all?
Saturday, September 13, 2008
-- "Whose eyes are these?" in 24 Hours Vancouver, Wednesday September 10 2008
24 Hours is struggling through a rough beginning with this new second-page feature. On Tuesday Anne Hathaway was referred to as Canadian, and on Wednesday my beloved David Duchovny had his name misspelled. Try harder, folks. Try harder.