Tuesday, October 28, 2008
LIons instead of Lions is a simple enough mistake to make, and so is Peirce instead of Pierce. But since the latter mistake is repeated, does the writer believe that s/he has the name correctly spelled?
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Do you, hotel owner(s), accept responsibility for the sign's misspelling? Would it have killed you to put a period after CONTENTS and SPACE? If it was all one sentence then sure, no punctuation is acceptable. But there are clearly two sentences here.
-- "Prime time best bets" in Vancouver 24 Hours on October 24, 2008
Once again, a fortnight later, 24 Hours has Numb3rs' title correct in the column, yet incorrect in the photo caption.
The headline confused me even after reading it three times. I then had to read the blurb to make sure it was in fact an error.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Ladies and gentlemen, behold a rare reversal of the more common it's for its error.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I think this writer's column runs once a week, and I know there is usually at least one error in each column. The writer often uses it's when it should be its.
Monday, October 20, 2008
-- "Millionaire gameshow heads to Afghanistan" in Vancouver 24 Hours on October 20, 2008
This is equivalent to a punch in the face. Fer cryin' out loud, the correct spelling is to the immediate right of the quoted text. Come on.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
With all the essays and term papers I've had to write, with minimum-word standards, why didn't I ever think I ever think to just repeat a few strings of words? Lest you think Tooth Fairie (seen in the photo caption) is correct in a creative movie minds kind of way, the correct Tooth Fairy was used in the unseen text. Look at Ashley Judd's IMDb page if in doubt.
-- "Man dies one week shy of getting shelter" in Vancouver 24 Hours on October 16, 2008
Take out and his two dogs and you're left with a room for he was on the way. Incorrect, non? And coorinator could be the name of Duffman's brother.
-- "UPCOMING (Upfront)" in Vancouver 24 Hours on October 16, 2008
As you can see - kind of - in the logo on the right, there is a missing apostrophe in the text.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Why am I being told to be fond of my passport, admire my health card or hydro bill, and to be friendly with my neighbor?
Monday, October 13, 2008
See, what's clever about the show's title is that they use a number that kinda looks like the letter it is in place of. As an example of something that is anti-clever, the photo caption completely screws up the title's concept.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
He was a favorite of mine when he was a Canuck, especially when he was performing his highly successful shootout move: right-leg kick then a backhand to the roof. Saw it a couple of times last year during televised Penguins games; hope to see it a few times this year during televised Sens games. His last name is Ruutu.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Having been to Nat Bailey Stadium a few times in my life (go C's!), I know that it is near 30th Ave. But I can imagine people who have never been - or possibly heard of - Nat Bailey Stadium, attempting to find it using the incorrect address, failing to find it, and therefore not voting. A week or so after the original was sent, new voter information cards were sent. In the top right corner was yellow-highlighted text: Revised Information. Also yellow-highlighted was the new correct address for Nat Bailey Stadium: 4601 Ontario Street.
Looking past how dumb it was to have made the error in the first place - I mean, c'mon, it's info from government pertaining to how to vote in a federal election - consider the effort made to rectify the error, including the cost of mailing out all those new cards and having someone (several people?) highlight the texts on all those new cards. Some attention to detail the first time around would have prevented a lot of unnecessary costs.
More its/it's trouble. And why a space after the hyphen? There is no good answer.
Monday, October 6, 2008
A halfway hosue? I say a half-assed effort. He sexually assaulted two women. He's either a 37-year-old man or 37 years old, never the combined a 37 years old.
-- An email from City Chase on October 3, 2008
Saturday October fourth would be EDT - Eastern Daylight Time (notice the capitalisation). Daylight Saving Time ends on the first Sunday in November, after which EST would be correct. Pick your city. No part of click here was clickable.
-- "Crow flies into Vancouver" in Vancouver 24 Hours on October 3, 2008
Error number one: her first name is Sheryl, not Sharyl. Error number two: she played GM Place on Saturday the fourth, not Friday the third. Error number three: her new CD is titled Detours, not Detour. Try much?
-- "Oh dread, the set-up" in Vancouver 24 Hours on October 3, 2008
One would think 24 Hours, being a newspaper, would have a spell checker. Based on several months of evidence, I believe they don't have one and that they should strongly consider investing in one, either computer or intern. It wouldn't catch all their spelling errors but it would catch some, including this one: relunctantly should be reluctantly.
The r became a t and went to the end, turning through into thought. Though thought-out has a hyphen, throughout is without one.
Maybe the writer has a friend or relative with the name Rachel MacAdams, but most readers are probably more familiar with actress Rachel McAdams.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Best Interior Desination; Propsera Place; VISITOR'S COMMENTS; courtesty; travller; ITS HAPPENING; ITS HAPPENING
Can you spot it? I'll give you a second or two. Time's up. By visitor's comments, has Kelowna only ever seen one visitor? If they've seen more than one, then it should read visitors' comments. Clicking that link takes us to this:
Aaaaaah. I have discovered an endless chain of errors and I can't get free. In the above, courtesy has an extra letter and travller is missing a letter.
Finally, on a hunch I checked out the Prospera Place website, and at the top of their homepage is this:
It should be it's, both times.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I'll tell you what's competitive: the letters in the word competitive on this sign. The letters I and T knew that only one of each of them could make it to the show, and what you see is the result of a tickle match to the death. The only other visibly-different result would have been COMPEITVE. Sadly, the other side of the sign was exactly the same. More sadly, both sides remain unchanged to this day.