Monday, March 31, 2008
-- 'Hollow Tree' teeters on the brink of destruction in The Vancouver Courier, Wednesday March 26th 2008
Must've been an insanely bright light. Unless, of course, they meant lightning strike.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
The shop is near the Four Queens Casino and Hotel, where we participated in a Dinner & Murder Mystery show. I don't recommend the show.
They should "have to pay for that" spelling error. The shop is near the Four Queens Casino and Hotel, where we participated in a Dinner & Murder Mystery show. I don't recommend the show.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
-- Said by an anchor on Global's Noon News Hour, Saturday March 29th 2008
Very slim chance that the anchor means that someone saw him making a phone call, so shouldn't it be, He was last heard from when... I like how they call Saturday's noon news, Noon News Hour, when it's only half an hour long.
-- Bottom-of-screen factoid on Fox's Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Thursday March 27th 2008
The show's title officially ends with a question mark. Therefore, I want to know why, on Fox's online schedule, the question mark is absent?
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
A new video showcasing the 2007 City Chase Series from around the world. Hopefully this will wet your appetite for the coming World Broadcast Premier on National Geographic Adventure One.
As final preparations are made for it's 5th season in Canada, City Chase is also awaiting the launch of the newly formed US Series.
-- Email from City Guru of City Chase, Wednesday March 26th 2008
#1: it's you're. #2: it's whet. #3: it's its.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
It seems that gay people are everywhere in every day life but become fewer as we near the upper echelons of the art world, and out gay, mainstream rock stars can be counted on one hand, maybe two, which can only mean people are forced into the closet. And what kind of message does that send the children? Won't someone think if the CHILDREN???
-- Michael Stipe's sexuality not news on Sympatico / MSN Music, Tuesday March 25th 2008
The chick's name is actually Natalie Merchant. As for the latter bold-type, if children think then at least one person should think? Is that what you're saying? Or should if be of? That's more likely..
Monday, March 24, 2008
However, clicking the Grand Pool complex link brings up a page with this at the top of the MGM Grand pool Details list: Number and size of pools: The 6.6-acre Grand Pool complex features four pools and an 8,000-foot-long lazy river pool.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
-- Down in the Hole in The Vancouver Courier, Wednsday March 19th 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
-- Grand Pool Complex on MGMGrand.com
It is, isn't it?
-- Monorail station property highlights on LVMonorail.com
Depends what your definition of is is. But why is is here?
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Bachhus told committee members the first scenario would be DPAC's recommendation, preferably combined with more highly trained teams in the second scenario. A representative from the Vancouver Elementary School Teachers Association supported that idea, and made a motion to combine the two scenarios into one as a budget item.
-- Schools not prepared for emergencies, says report in The Vancouver Courier, Friday March 14th 2008
Her name is Patti Bacchus, which you'll begin to see if you browse the rest of the article. Five time it's Bacchus (including photo caption), twice it's Bachhus - five correct out of seven equals 71.43%. A low score for an easy task.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
-- East Side students receive 'active adventure' passports in The Vancouver Courier, Wednesday March 12th 2008
The above refers to the hand-held print edition. As of this posting, the online version has been edited to fix the first error, but the second error remains.
[Special prosecutor Terrence] Robertson said that's because "Dobell held an honest but mistaken belief throughout that his activities were lawful" and "he co-operated fully" with the investigation."
He was also willing to replay the fees he received while he was in default of the act.
-- Dobell cut a deal on charges in The Vancouver Courier, Wednesday March 12th 2008
Bold #1: That's either supposed to be a comma, or he works long hours to afford a McDonald's Value Meal. Bold #2: an odd number of quotes. Bold #3: So he's willing to get illegally paid again?
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
If [Eliot] Spitzer formerly resigns at 3AM, well past the deadline for the Times final print edition, it will still be the lead story online. Its no longer all the news that’s fit to print — its now all the news that’s fit to post.
-- All The News that’s Fit to Post, Not Print on NowPublic, Monday March 10th 2008
I'd go with a slow load or no load at all. And it's it's, wrong twice in one sentence.
Monday, March 10, 2008
-- Sears ad in The Vancouver Courier, Friday March 7th 2008
Why would the advertisement writer correctly use an apostrophe in women's but then incorrectly omit the apostrophe in mens?
-- Crazy poll question about mental health in The Vancouver Courier, Friday March 7th 2008
We have a wandering i in the facilities. Sometimes two letters in a word get acceptably transposed, but this is absurd. In the final sentence, I'd like to see a comma after all.
-- Mayor holding on to war chest in The Vancouver Courier, Friday March 7th 2008
"Jimmy, did you eat all the cookies in the jar?" "No, it was Susie." "I don't believe you." "It was, it was!!"
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Multiple teachers, resource teachers, and support staff for just one student's needs? More likely, based on the subsequent sentence and good ol' common sense, the apostrophe is supposed to be after the s, for plurality's sake.
Once again, Nightingale can't seem to finish what they start when it comes to quotation marks.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Let's play pin the apostrophe into the slogan. Paul, you missed the board completely! We were looking for Vancouver's. Yes, Vancouver's. The error is at the top of every single page. I can't get away from it. Help!
-- Real Complicated in The Vancouver Courier, Wednesday March 5th 2008
In then, replace the e with an a and then it's correct, rather than wrong.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
-- News and Notes on Yahoo! Sports, Tuesday March 4th 2008
My educated guess is that they mistakenly guaranteed an update, and meant to write, we'll try to pass along...
Saturday, March 1, 2008
-- "Government ignores wage protest" The Georgia Straight, Thursday February 28th 2008
See http://begthequestion.info and this similar post.
-- Author with a God complex in The Vancouver Courier, Friday February 29th 2008
From a photo caption that is directly next to a paragraph* that opens with this: Same goes for the Greek gods in Marie Phillips's debut novel, Gods Behaving Badly. (* In the online version, the photo caption is directly below said paragraph.) I guess if you know there's supposed to be an apostrophe, but are unsure if there should be an s after the apostrophe, then by doing one each way, you're guaranteed to be correct once - and wrong once.