Friday, September 5, 2008

Writers, please make sure your editors are conscious when they're editing...


Damn right somebody lacks consciousness here, but I fear it's this newspaper's editor who has this problem more so than the developer does. I mean, what other excuse is there as to why this sort of silly mistake made it to press? The editor must have been unconscious, which is how this mistake got printed, right?

GAY, who sent in this picture, notes that "this is from the front page of a newspaper in south Dallas County. Local residents are complaining about unethical tactics of a developer. Interesting that the trees are 'around' 30 feet high." Good point...I'm thinking that should read about, not around...

Gracias to
GAY for sending in this picture! For another hilarious instance of an error in print, click here to view this CNN article that talks about why all the duck hunters are now calling a phone sex line (seriously!). It's important to proofread your numbers as well as just your words...

3 comments:

Lauren said...

Oh, I figured out how to post a comment! Nikki, aren't you proud?

Anyway, I just wanted to share with you that at my former newspaper, the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, it was policy NOT to print phone numbers because someone had once screwed up and printed a volunteer fire department's non-emergency number without checking it and some poor little old biddy kept getting all these phone calls asking about Bingo nights and cats in trees.

Thought you'd be amused.

L :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hi, Lauren! :) Kudos on figuring out the comment-posting stuff! And yes, that is quite the amusing story. That poor old lady!

The Flyin Hawaiian said...

Haha good post. 30 foot high trees and a not so conscious developer. Maybe he decided to take a siesta in them. That would be a fall of 'around' 30 feet.