Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sloppy work!


So yesterday I was viewing a website--I won't tell you which website, but I will tell you that I prefer to refer to it as Copyeditors Needed Now. ;) And I noticed some very sloppy writing--too sloppy, in my opinion, to be on a website that's so popular.

I can't give 'em too much shit about the typo, seeing as how transposing letters in words is my most frequent mistake (I always have to look over my e-mails and blog posts to make sure there's no "ebcause" or "goign" in there). But "Birds that downed plane was migratory species"? Could that possibly sound any more awkward? Eek. If we're talking about multiple birds, we should say that they were, not that they was, a migratory species, right? (Now, I think if they said "Flock that downed plane was migratory species," that'd have been OK. Because "flock" and "was" agree. "Birds" and "was" do NOT agree. Grrr.)

Sigh. Copyeditors Needed Now, freakin' hire me, why don'tcha? You obviously need a Grammarphile around the premises...

5 comments:

LadyStyx said...

As I get older, I'm forever transposing letters. Lately, it's been the word Wordle that gives me the most fits (Worlde). When I was working at a school in Louisiana, my biggest problem word was United. Inevitably it would show up on tests and quizzes as Untied and of course THAT one won't get flagged by the spellchecker.

Bridgete said...

I thought you called them Copyeditors Needed Now. Copywriters work in advertising. ;)

Regardless...they definitely need you. =)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ LadyStyx: Have you ever seen that shirt that says..."Bad spellers of the world...UNTIE!"? LOL! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Bridgete: OMG! I had writing on the brain when I wrote that--thanks for catching it! :)

Bridgete said...

No problem! I knew what you meant to say. ;)