Thursday, May 21, 2009

Morbidly bad typos.

You would think that writers who are writing about somebody's death would have enough respect for the dead to, like, proofread these sorts of articles carefully. Today's Red Pen, Inc. post proves that this is not necessarily the case.

This first typo was sent in by PHRANK. I don't think it's the dead body that needs any sort of test in this case...I do think the writer needs to take some sort of typing test, though!

And just when you thought it couldn't get worse than that error...I'm here to tell you that it totally can be worse. I'm pretty sure that referring to a dead rapper as a "raper" is a pretty egregious error. Thanks to LEANNE for spotting this one...



Someday when I'm dead, I swear I will come back and haunt the hell out of any writers who make any sort of typos or misspellings in any articles they write about me. I'll be some sort of grammar poltergeist who chucks red pens at the heads of writers who make these sorts of silly errors. It could be fun...

10 comments:

Bridgete said...

Ugh. I would be rolling over in my grave.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Me, too!

Yvie said...

I don't think anyone would be all that upset about the killing of an Atlanta-based 'raper'.

LadyStyx said...

heh heh heh grammar poltergeist. Love it!

ChicagoLady said...

I like that the guy was arrested for investigation of murder. You can arrest someone for that? How come all the police detectives aren't all in jail then?

Pen said...

I wonder if the rapper's family will sue the newspaper them for labeling him a "raper"?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Yvie: Hmmm, you have a good point there...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ LadyStyx: I meant it, dammit. Someday I will be the Grammar Haunt from Hell. :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ ChicagoLady: That's a very interesting question. I guess all the policemen out there are breakin' the law!!!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Pen: That wouldn't surprise me. People have sued for much crazier reasons...