Friday Follies #44 – A bunch o’ mistakes that make me go “Arghhh”!

Hi all! I cannot properly quantify the bloopers found by the Grammar Cop this week; you’ll see why. I’d also like to note that this week’s media haul is entirely SUBURBAN-free! But that’s because I didn’t have a chance to read it yet. 😉

Here’s what I did find:

  1. AD in the FREE PRESS (another small weekly): “NEW IN YOUR NEIGBOURHOOD …” It was actually hard to reproduce this mistake here, since my software wanted to put the missing H in after the G!
  2. MONEY.CNN.COM: “A big theme for the day was Apple loosening the reigns on its favorite tools…”  No. It’s not “reigns.” (Nor is it “rains.”) It’s: reins. But kudos to them for at least using its correctly. Unlike their very next sentence: “After five-years, its finally opening up Siri to developers…”  Of course that should be it’s finally…  – as it’s is short for it is. Also, and this is a really dumb thing – what the heck is that hyphen doing there between five and years? Answer: nothing!
  3. UBERCELEB.COM: Okay, I agree this is a sub-par web site. But look and weep – weep for joy that your English isn’t this bad. I’m going to quote at length: “In 2006, singer and actress Brandy Norwood was driving home in her Ranger Rover when…”  It’s a brand-new car model, people! Not to be confused with the Range Rover.  And then: “Christian Brando first-degree”  That is a heading. First-degree what, it doesn’t say. It goes on: “In 1990, actor Christian Brando, son of Marlon Brando, was charged with first-degree for taking the life…”  Again, the crime is missing. The piece goes on to commit two errors with prepositions: “He was sentenced for ten years” and “due to complications with pneumonia.” Of course, one is sentenced to however many years, and it should say complications from whatever disease.

I am going to have a nap from my couch now. 🙂

4 thoughts on “Friday Follies #44 – A bunch o’ mistakes that make me go “Arghhh”!

  1. How many naps does your couch have that can be taken? Those bloopers really got to you, didn’t they? I’m so glad you write about errors, because I need to recognize them. When I spot things, I correct them in my head and keep reading.

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