People who only read the first few words of articles before losing interest must have been intrigued about this posting that an entire city being closed. At the city limits, was there a "Back in 20 minutes" sign? No, it was just a professional writer who wrote is closed instead of has closed or is closing. From "Cougar sightings close Coquitlam park" on CBC News online on May 30, 2013. Also, on the map at the bottom of the article the park indicated is not the correct park. Click the image to enlarge it.
It's been a while since errors from the pages of 24 hours Vancouver have been featured here, and it's not because those pages have seen perfect writing; it's because I've been accumulating a whole bunch and now it's time to share them. First up, from "Predicting big things from emotional leader Kesler in the playoffs" on April 23, is the above mess. I think it can be solved by removing the is, but don't hold me to that. A couple of hyphens, in full-speed and power-move, would also help. Then,
in "Millennials + managers = meltdowns!" on May 6, gets contains an apostrophe and it absolutely should not contain an apostrophe. Then,
in the photo caption for "Pill bottles debut at advance polls" on May 9, prescription was misspelled. That was on page 4,
and on page 6, in the photo caption for "Riot couple avoids jail time" on May 9, sentenced was misspelled. Then,
in "Hader latest castmemeber to announce SNL departure" on May 15, there was a blatant misspelling in the headline. How was that missed?! Not only is castmemeber not a word, neither is castmember. It should be cast member. Then,
in "Modern thrives on relatability" on May 22, Cam is not Jay's son on Modern Family. Mitchell is Jay's son, and Cam is Mitchell's partner. Good effort there, writer. Then,
later in the same article, it was actually Cam who returned to teaching. Good effort again there, writer. Then,
on the same page as those Modern Family errors is this fun alternative spelling of "Gangnam Style" by Psy, which should also be in quotation marks instead of italicized. Click an image to enlarge it.
Here we have the first three paragraphs of "Canucks fire coach Alain Vigneault" on CBC Sports online on May 22, 2013. The third paragraph is an echo of the second paragraph, and "finished seventh in the 30-team in points this season" doesn't make sense. The word league should be inserted between 30-team and in. Click the image to enlarge it.
What the writer of this photo caption - seen at the top of "Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesjedal out of contention at Giro d'Italia" on CBC Sports online on May 14, 2013 - fails to realize is that there is a defending champ every year. Perhaps Hesjedal would've been the first defending champ to win in over two decades. Click the image to enlarge it.
It's time to review the errors seen on the Yahoo! Canada homepage during April 2013. First up, on April 7 Yahoo! provided some breaking news about what food can do for you. Then,
on April 9 I believe the word early should have been between half-hour and for, but that's just my best guess. It'd be nice if professional writers did some proofreading so readers didn't have to make any guesses. Then,
on April 12 bandid was meant to have been bandaid. That's the first suggestion listed when searching for bandid on dictionary.com, and a kissing bandaid sounds like a good idea since we all know that kisses make all boo-boos better. Then,
on April 18 it seemed that a Yahoo! writer plays fast and loose with the definition of typo. Typing teh when attempting to write the is a typo. Typographical error: "An error while inputtingtextviakeyboard,madedespitethefactthattheuserknowsexactlywhattotype in." (Dictionary.com)Typing .ca instead of .com is not a typo. Then,
The screen capture above is what the final Eastern Conference standings looked like according to NHL.com ("Stanley Cup Playoff matchups set as season ends" on NHL.com on April 28, 2013). By clicking the full standings link at the bottom,
readers can discover the true final standings. Sorry, Lightning. Sorry, Flyers.