Thursday, July 12, 2007

Here I go again!!!

As you may recall from yesterday's blog post, I have a "thing" about spelling and grammatical errors when they occur in "official" locations. I don't care if you spell "arugula" correctly on your shopping list and I don't care if you dangle a participle in a personal email. However, if you are running a professional website and are holding yourself out to be a reputable news organization, I expect you to spell check and copy edit for glaring errors!

After yesterday's "samari" mess, I returned to my local news station's website this morning only to find the headline that read "Cell phone camera records choas after stabbing." Sigh. Choas. Well, thank goodness there wasn't any "chaos" after the stabbing -- that would have been bad! I suppose "choas," whatever that is, is preferable to "chaos"!!!

As a footnote, about 20 minutes after I emailed yesterday, the headline and the story were corrected. And yes, I just sent another email about today's gaffe.

Am I a be-yotch or what????

7 comments:

Lucy T said...

Call you a be-yotch on July 12? Never.

Trace said...

Hey Perky,

Unrelated to your weird obession w/typs and grammatical errors...

Sweetness has a coworker who is moving into your husband group at work. She calls him "Fitzy"...hee hee... When he told me about that I was puzzled, he said you know, your friend... It finally clicked. OH, she doesn't use his last name so I didn't realize who you meant. THAT Fitzy!

Esther said...

Maybe they'll offer you a part-time copy editing job! Now that could be rewarding!

Domestic Goddess said...

That makes me crazy, too.
A news website? With spelling errors? Irresponsible!

Nancy the Romancechick said...

When I was a temp, one of my bosses had dictated a letter where he said something like, "the results should be sent to Sharon and I." I refused to type that in a professional letter and told him so. I said, "It should be Sharon and me and he went back and forth with me, insisting that Sharon and I was correct. Finally, I showed him why I was right. He, to his credit, was a nice guy and almost hired me, but because I had a college degree, the company wouldn't allow him to hire me a secretary, even though I wanted that job!

petunia said...

lol--- I had to re-read that a few times - I didn't even see it was spelled wrong...sheesh. Did you ever get that e-mail that had all the words mixed up except the first and last letter? - they say that's all the brain needs to read the word...

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