The folks at 24 hours Vancouver provide an exampkle of how not to write an article and a photo caption. Above is the photo caption from the article "NDP backs sex exhibit" on May 18, 2012. First museum is misspelled, and then exhibition in the exhibit's title is misspelled. But wait, there's more.
In the article itself, the name of the museum isn't Science and Technology Museum (as it is in the photo caption), and the exhibit doesn't have exhibition in the name.
the article's opening two paragraphs both have errors. In the first one, the word to should be inserted between attracted and guys. In the second one, either it's should be inserted between apparently and your, or that should be removed. Click an image to enlarge it.
This is a paragraph from a letter that was sent home from my son's preschool on May 1, 2012. In the third sentence, patients well should be patience while. Two consecutive words produce two errors. Click the image to enlarge it.
again later that same day (April 12), there was another nonword on the homepage. When searching for siezes on dictionary.com, the first suggestion is suezes. The second suggestion is sizes. There are eight suggestions for actual words and seizes is not one of them! Then,
on April 19, there was a misspelling of Denis Leary's first name. And,
on April 20, why did the writer leave the Y out of Trayvon's name (in the smaller font)? Also, does it seem to you, as it did to me, that it was the judge who directly addressed the teen's mourning parents? I checked the article, and it was the accused shooter who did the addressing. Kinda misleading there, Yahoo! writer. Finally,
on April 25, I think the first the should have been then. Done. Click an image to enlarge it.
Hello! I have in my possession some errors I detected on the CBC British Columbia homepage during April 2012. Want me to share them with you? Well, okay. There's no time like the present, so let's go. First up, from April 1, 2012, there is one be too many. It is also the first sentence of the article, which still features the extra word. Then,
on April 12, there was another extra word. Only one from was needed. Then,
also on April 12, there was a misspelling of Crown. Then,
on April 23, there was yet another extra word. Then,
on April 25, the first comma shouldn't be there, and centimeters should have the Canadian spelling of centimetres. (After all, CBC stands for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, non?) Then,
at the start of the opening sentence, the comma is now there, but it incorrectly took the place of the period! No! Wrong! Finally,
on April 28, there is one hyphen too many in what should be 240-year sentence. The headline of the article currently contains the same error. That's all I have to share with y'all! Click an image to enlarge it.
Here are the errors I detected on the pages of 24 hours Vancouver during April 2012. First up, the question mark at the end of the first paragraph in "Don't believe the hype in pursuit of love" on April 13, 2012, should be outside the closing quotation mark. Then,
22th should have been 22nd in a Tom Lee Music advertisement on April 20, 2012. Then,
I'm thinking the writer (of "How to handle awkward work situations" on April 23, 2012) couldn't choose between "I'm allergic to perfume" and "I've got allergies to perfume" so went with a mashup. Then,
it's an its/it's error in a TransLink advertisement on April 23, 2012. It was a front page ad that continued on the inside front cover, and what you see above was the main text on the inside front cover. Click an image to enlarge it.