Angry readers - or maybe they're just amused - have spotted two big errors regarding William Eliott's (or is it William Elliot's?) last name in just one day. In fact, in just one minute. On July 28, 2010, the Yahoo! Canada homepage featured two different spellings of William's last name - displayed mere inches from each other - and they are both wrong! His last name is Elliott. Click the image to enlarge it.
You are body is a wonderland - that is beautiful stuff. This article ("Smoke ban on the water (kudos & kvetches)" in The Vancouver Courier on July 28, 2010) could have used a ban on homophonic errors. Or perhaps a lifting of the ban on proofreading.
I think the people at LaSalle College International who are responsible for this advertisement in today's 24H Vancouver should be looking for a proofreader. Or at least someone who can use a spell checker, which would've caught the nonexistent word carreer. Something they might want to keep in mind the next time they have an ad on the top of the front page of a newspaper. Also, shouldn't there be a question mark? Or is the ad stating that the college is looking for a career in fashion merchandising?
The writers at 24H Vancouver regularly make simple writing look hard. You see, if the festivities were starting in the future, one could write festivities kick off later this week, but in this case festivities kicked off earlier this week. From "Head down to the Shore Saturday" in today's paper.
Warning: sex may suddenly appear in inappropriate places in 24H Vancouver. It can't be stopped. Reader discretion is advised. From the classifieds section on July 21, 2010; the third S should be destroyed.
I have a problem with "Mayor's political content, not f-bombs, the problem" in The Vancouver Courier on July 16, 2010. The writer doesn't seem to know that the period needs to go after the closing parenthesis. (It's different if the entire sentence is within the parentheses.) Later in the article,
Borat would like all the sexy times that are being featured in the classifieds section in 24H Vancouver. But Borat would get upset that the sexy times are fake; the S in sex doesn't belong. This time it's from yesterday's paper.
The writer of "Glenn Beck: Doc says eye disease could blind me" on Yahoo! Canada News on July 20, 2010, might be blind. Or, he just needs to proofread. Either way, there's a missing single closing quotation mark and it needs to go right before the double closing quotation mark.
The folks in charge of "Yesterday's poll" in 24H Vancouver seem to have replaced their colour-swapping errors with mathematical errors. While it's been a record amount of time since a colour swap (or at least feels that way), today is the second time in eight days that the percentages add up to 101%.
I'd like to ask the writer (of "Risks are part of being young" in today's 24H Vancouver), 'where is the missing closing quotation mark?' Also, why did you put the question mark inside the single closing quotation mark? In fact, sticking a single closing quotation mark immediately in front of the question mark would solve both errors.
Perhaps this writer (of "An open letter to effin' Mayor Robertson (kudos & kvetches)" in The Vancouver Courier on July 14, 2010) should show readers some effin' respect and not write your when it should be you're.
Sex sex sex. I think that's what the people in charge of the classifieds section in 24H Vancouver want you to think of over and over again. Never mind that the third S is going to prevent you from arriving at the actual online classifieds. From July 16, 2010.
This is from a Richmond Subaru advertisement found in 24H Vancouver on July 16, 2010. Maintanence is a nice try, but it's maintenance. It's clear they didn't even try with maintance. I would think that both cases of schedule should be scheduled. Finally, the cherry on top: July 31th (July thirty-firth?) should be July 31st. There are 10 coupons in the ad and they all expire on July 31th, 2010.
The word nine does not begin with a vowel sound, so an should be a in "Tape No. 5: Mel continues rant with expletives" in today's 24H Vancouver. Also,
I have to go with my gut here and believe that it's the writer's hands and not Mel's lips that are responsible for what you did you me. Change the second you to to and then the readers won't be left shaking their heads.
The L is missing from Trafalgars - the subject of the freakin' article - in "Dessert is a dirty word" in today's 24H Vancouver. Perhaps there are other thoughts on the writer's mind that are preventing her from proofreading.