Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Another grammar post. Sorry (to everyone except Rebecca).

I can't DEAL with this shit. Why is America's best newspaper riddled with junior high grammar errors? The very first sentence of Sheryl Gay Stolberg's front-page story -
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 — When they first met as United States president and Israeli prime minister, George W. Bush made clear to Ariel Sharon he would not follow in the footsteps of his father.
Does nobody copy edit this rag?

2 Comments:

Blogger Danny the Manny said...

How about page E01 of today's Washington Post. This is the beginning to a story:

"Sometime during the Washington Redskins' first training camp practice Monday afternoon, fullback Mike Sellers felt his lower body lock up. The cramps leveled him, rendering him suddenly unable to move. After being carted off the field, three intravenous treatments were required to replenish his system."

The systems were carted off? I wonder how Sellers got off the field if the cart was being used by the systems.

Don't worry, Washington Post. The New York Times and Newsweek both made similar "dangling" errors in stories last week. It's the new black.

1:17 PM  
Blogger Kraut said...

good catch, dude. sitting during eichah, these grammar errors were all i could think of.

9:42 PM  

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