Saturday, November 29, 2008

skills assesment

-- Universal Learning Institute advertisement on page 11 of Vancouver 24 hours on November 24, 2008

Me don't want to be learned by people can't promote theirselves in good way.

multiple causalities

-- "Drill tests transit safety" in Vancouver 24 hours on November 24, 2008

On the cover. Yes, there would be causalities in this scenario. There might also be casualties, which would be more newsworthy.

–noun, plural -ties.
1. the relation of cause and effect: The result is the same, however differently the causality is interpreted.
2. causal quality or agency.

–noun, plural -ties.
2. one who is injured or killed in an accident: There were no casualties in the traffic accident.
3. any person, group, thing, etc., that is harmed or destroyed as a result of some act or event: Their house was a casualty of the fire.
4. a serious accident, esp. one involving bodily injury or death.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

four-year-old Elizabeth Tompkins

-- "Dad stabbed family before shooting himself: cops" on Sympatico / MSN News on November 23, 2008

I found it odd that the couple in their mid-60s had a four-year-old daughter, but then in the next sentence it's revealed the four-year-old had a husband. Seems like the four-year-old wasn't actually a four-year-old, was she? Unless she was born on February 29, and she was four but really sixteen and had married young. But another source has the four-year-old as a forty-one-year-old, so factual error it is.

will be posted after it's completion

-- "Grey Cup blackout" in Edmonton Sun on November 23, 2008

Each quarter will be posted after it is completion? Ummmm, no - it's should be its.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

one noteable exception; next batch of "It's a boy!" congrat-

-- "Tick, tock: Breeder hell" in Vancouver 24 hours on November 14, 2008

Noteable was spelled correctly in the article itself, but I'm wondering how the article ended.


-- "Whose eyes are these?" in Vancouver 24 hours on November 17, 2008

Well, okay. Sure. Singer has an -er ending, so of course it goes to follow that...

more time in the sin bin then on the ice

-- "Shine up the Big Apple" in Vancouver 24 hours on November 20, 2008

THAN. Than, than, than. After he left the sin bin, then he was on the ice. But when you're comparing it's than, not then.

Thirty per cent of all students who come to Canada to study chose B.C.

-- "We're No. 1!" in Vancouver 24 hours on November 20, 2008

If they came to Canada then they chose B.C., but if they come to Canada then they choose B.C.

the teams top goal scorer

-- "Who are the real Canucks?" in Vancouver 24 hours on November 19, 2008

The top goal scorer belongs to the team, so it should be written as the team's top goal scorer

Saturday, November 15, 2008

relationship run it's course

-- "Has the relationship run it's course?" in Vancouver 24 hours on November 13, 2008

SHAZABAM - you've just been registered in its/it's 101.


-- "Prime time best bets" in Vancouver 24 hours on November 7, 2008

It's a threepeat!

Issac Hayes

click image to enlarge

-- "Heart and Soul" in Vancouver 24 hours on November 7, 2008

His name is Isaac Hayes.

America Fererra

-- "Whose eyes are these?" in Vancouver 24 Hours on November 7, 2008

Her name is America Ferrera.

highlights to compliment Brenda's bronze skin tone ; That's how to make your wardrobe will grow with you.

-- "Making the fashion jump" in Vancouver 24 Hours on November 6, 2008
I can't compliment the writer when complement should have been used instead. Where's the sentence-ending punctuation? Bottom right, either add sure after make or omit will.


-- "East Clayton: A flourishing suburbia" in Vancouver 24 Hours on November 5, 2008

I'm intrigued by this type of error. The green text is excerpted from the article, where it's correctly written as transforming. See for yourself, to the left of the green text. I thought creating the green text is a simple copy/paste chore, but apparently not.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


-- Inside building at 1420 W 12th Ave in Vancouver, BC, Canada on October 29, 2008

At first glance I had thought all the letters were jumbled, and maybe on purpose. But on closer inspection I saw that the second D missed its mark by a couple of letters, and I don't think it was on purpose.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Britney Spears father will retain control

-- "dad in charge (People)" in Vancouver 24 Hours on October 30, 2008

It should read Britney Spear's father will retain control, right? Wrong. It should read Britney Spears' father will retain control. Spot the difference?

Six friends were having a cigarette

-- "Armed robbery" in Vancouver 24 Hours on October 30, 2008

Six friends were all sharing one cigarette? Those empty wallets probably disappointed the robbers. You know, cuz if they're all sharing one cigarette then they can't have much money. Or maybe, just maybe, six friends were each having a cigarette.

Courtney Cox, was dressed as

-- "scaring the neighbors (People)" in Vancouver 24 Hours on October 29, 2008

Anthony? No, add an e. Courteney Cox. The comma should not be there.

Teegan and Sara

-- "McLachlan in Olympic spotlight" in Vancouver 24 Hours on October 29, 2008

Drop a knee? No, drop an e. Tegan and Sara.