Friday, April 29, 2011

Either way, he's a hero

On the CBC British Columbia homepage on April 27, 2011, the hero is Alexander Burrows. But,

when one clicks to the article - "Burrows, Canucks win Game 7 in OT" on CBC Sports online on April 27, 2011 - one sees that the hero is actually Alexandre Burrows.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Yay! It's time for more errors seen on the Yahoo! Canada homepage! First up, from April 20, 2011, surely Julie Bowen tried to pull off the same look. I don't even know how someone would begin to try to pull of the same look. Next,

Yahoo! seemed to suffer a shortage of the letter R on April 22, 2011. Then,

on April 24, 2011, somehow an apostrophe is required in a Tim Horton's franchise but not in a Tim Hortons owner. There shouldn't be an apostrophe in either one. Later that same day,

a second R in stiring would transform it from a nonword to the recognized word stirring. Next,

on April 26, 2011, it's another royal wedding error. All is well when you read the above text from the homepage, but

when you click-and-go to the article ("Lady Di’s personal astrologer wary of Will & Kate’s wedding date" on Yahoo! Canada Shine on April 26, 2011), the sex of the astrologer is suddenly in question. Also in that article,

the writer gets the year of Diana's death wrong. She was killed in 1997. Click an image to enlarge it.

Who dat?

The councilor's name is actually Suzanne Anton. From "Vancouver mayor criticized for photo with Malik" on CBC News online on April 26, 2011.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Metronews Vancouverrors

This is the first sentence in "Life after the lay-off" in Metronews Vancouver on April 25, 2011. Effects should be affects. Then,

the same error is present in the article's photo caption. A few pages later,

in "Disaster looms" in the sports section, the backup goaltender for the Vancouver Canucks is Cory Schneider.

That's a wrap?

This is the final sentence in "Vancouver pot rally draws in thousands" on CBC News online on April 20, 2011. It should be either in the 1970s at a California high school or in the 1970s at California high schools (no apostrophe in 1970s, and clarifying whether it's a single school or multiple schools). Click the image to enlarge it.

Targetting errors

There are only two Ts in targeting (if you want to spell it correctly). That's something that a simple spell check would have told the writer. From "Elections agency probes harassing calls" on CBC News online on April 19, 2011.

It goes on and on

Here is more evidence of CBC's apparent decision to not use a spell check. Pavilion is missing an I. From "Vancouver says no dice to downtown casino expansion" on CBC News online on April 19, 2011.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

S first, then P

It's a misspelled responders in "B.C. senior dies after found in house full of cats" on CBC News online on April 19, 2011.

24 hours Vancouverrors

I detected two errors in 24 hours Vancouver on April 21, 2011. First, it's should be its in "Overheard". Then,

I suppose this jumbled mess from "Spurlock takes swipe at advertising" could be fixed by putting as he or when he between Spurlock and watched.

To raise or to wash?

In February I gained possession of a Non Sequitur 2011 desk calendar, along with several other desk calendars. I kept or gave away the others, but the Non Sequitur one was one that no one I offered it to wanted. Before it hit the recycling bin, I flipped through it. On the back of each page, there was The Daily Extra. On the back of January 19, 2011, I read the above question. I'm a tennis fan, and thought I knew the answer. However,

upon flipping the page to the back of January 20, 2011, I saw that my confident answer of Rod Laver was actually wrong. Plus, I must not be as big a tennis fan as I thought if I've never heard of Rod Lever before. Oh, wait, hold on. It's actually the calendar's spelling of Rod Laver that is wrong. Click an image to enlarge it.

You need an proofreader

This is the opening sentence in "B.C. RCMP officer charged in $400 casino theft" on CBC News online on April 19, 2011. The article's very first word is wrong; A should be An.

No eye for detail

Question for the writer (of "Violent collision kills 1 in New Westminster" on CBC News online on April 19, 2011): What's the condition of your computer's spell check? It seems like it's inactive; I hope it gets used again soon. Click the image to enlarge it.

I have twice the ability of most

I'll answer your question with a question: Are you able to type a question that actually makes sense? From the "additional questions" page of a City of Burnaby job application on April 18, 2011.

Monday, April 18, 2011


It's time to share more fun provided by the Yahoo! Canada homepage. On April 9, 2011, Yahoo! made a poor first impression on the homepage. Then,

again on April 9, Dan Carcillo apparently doesn't deserve a capital letter at the start of his last name. Then,

once again on April 9, we can see sonar photos if it... what? If it's made of jelly? If it's important to us? I'm guessing if should be of. Then,

on April 10, 2011, Dragons' Den features a misplaced apostrophe. It's far from the first time. Then,

do you have any sympathy for the writer who misspelled sympathy on April 12, 2011? Then,

it's a misspelling of Nicolas Cage's first name on April 16, 2011. And finally,

today there's a misspelling of marathon. That concludes this summary of Yahoo! goofiness. Click an image to enlarge it.

I wants you to proofread

On the CBC British Columbia homepage today, there was a misplaced S in the text that reads, but first he want to defeats the HST. It should read, but first he wants to defeat the HST. The text was partially fixed,

with an S added to want, but now there's an extra S, as defeats should be defeat. This is how it currently reads on the CBC British Columbia homepage.

Are you surprised?

There's a misspelling currently on display on the homepage. There are two Rs in a correctly spelled surprised.

Not dealing with typos

During the latest leg of the race, Vyxsin said, "I cannot deal with your psycho behavior". In the recap's main body, it is written that Vyxsin said, "I cannot deal with your psycho behavior". However, the recap's title has Vyxsin saying something else. Or maybe it's not at all related to what Vyxsin said. From the Amazing Race recap of Season 18: Episode 08 on on April 18, 2011. Click the image to enlarge it.

Two Ts is a tease

The city of Abbotsford has one T in its name. From "Canucks' playoff run will cost: police" on CBC News online on April 16, 2011.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

24 hours Vancouverrors

The April 14, 2011, edition of 24 hours Vancouver features many errors. First up, from "Schoenborn decision to be reviewed", the article's subject gets misspelled. Then,

here is the photo caption from "PM lampoon crashes website". There's nothing wrong,

until you read the article and see that Cam Dales might actually be Cam Coles,

and Sean Devli might actually be Sean Devlin. Two creators of the website and two misspelled names. Also, the popular video-sharing website is YouTube, not YoutTube, and there should be a period right after video. Next up,

an incorrect movie title. The writer of "Rob and Reese help hurting Japan" should have written Water for Elephants. (Note the lowercase for and the plural Elephants.) Then,

their should be they're in the opening sentence of "Sweet-toothed resurrection". Then,

"Kobe fined for anti-gay slur" contains a nonsensical sentence. I think the word are should immediately precede offensive. Finally,

an L is still missing from the classifieds section. Click an image to enlarge it.

That's not her name

The name of Surrey's mayor is Dianne Watts. From the CBC British Columbia homepage on April 14, 2011.

Triple threat

There are three errors in this article ("Teen kills self after accidentally shooting girlfriend" on MSN Canada News on April 14, 2011). First off, the third sentence/paragraph from this article is missing the word that immediately before was. Then,

three sentences/paragraphs later death should be deaths. Finally,

the third last paragraph doesn't make much sense. "Taylor and a friend cooked had dinner"? Click an image to enlarge it.

One to too many

One extra word was added to this sentence; the to between each and day needs to be removed. From "Class Notes: Extra, extra" on The Vancouver Courier online on April 12, 2011. Click the image to enlarge it.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

This writers blows

This is from the caption of the photo that dominates the top of "Vancouver bomb squad blows up suspicious bag" on CBC News online on April 12, 2011. Vehcile should be vehicle. Then,

the article ends with this sentence. An should be on. Click an image to enlarge it.