Thursday, March 12, 2009

I'm sensing some disagreement here...

Oh, really? Is that exactly what the newspaper company said? Just like that? God, I hope not...

Granted, the newspaper industry has bigger problems right now than its apparent lack of talented proofreaders, but still. I'm hoping that the actual newspaper company wasn't responsible for saying this, and that this mistake is the fault of some goober webmonkey who works for the website on which I found this error.

Ironically, I am a webmonkey who works for a newspaper. But at least I'm not that webmonkey who works for that newspaper company!

4 comments:

Carlos said...

Probably a goober webmonkey, and the product of our school system, which is horribly deficient in grammar and writing instruction.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

That's sad...schools should be really GOOD about grammar and writing instruction! :(

ChicagoLady said...

If the newspapers are that bad on the web, imagine what they must be like in print. That might explain why the newspapers are losing readers?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

At least when it comes to the newspaper I work for, I feel that the print version is edited better than their website is. Just because web mistakes can be changed quickly and easily doesn't mean anyone actually *does* it. ;)