Tuesday, February 3, 2009

TO/TOO/TWO TUESDAY for February 3, 2009

My friend PETER found this picture. He says: The confusion of lead and led is very common, but when it makes a headline in AP Top News it's reaching an audience of many millions. Unless Congress changed the rules while I was napping, this headline wants to say, "Obama touts middle-class task force led by Biden."

Good lord, usually we only see this kind of careless error on Yahoo! Answers or sites run by those dastardly AO-Hellions. I'd thought the AP was too good to make this kind of error. Apparently I was wrong!

Thanks, PETER, for spotting this one!

4 comments:

b13 said...

Here is another one for you.

CNN: http://tinyurl.com/bc5gbd

Under the image the copy states "The Senate is currently the nearly $900 billion economic stimulus bill."

That's not even a complete sentence.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Ooh! Great one--thanks so much!

It actually IS a complete sentence (although it's awkward as hell), but it's most definitely an untrue and illogical one...unless the Senate has actually *turned into the stimulus bill* somehow. :)

Yvie said...

The first thing I thought of was "Biden had better get away from that lead.". I was mildly ashamed, though obviously not enough to share the thought.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Haha! Thanks for sharing, Yvie. :) And if ANYONE should be ashamed about anything regarding this article and its headline...it's the AP, for sure. ;)