Monday, June 30, 2008

its only a matter of time

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-- 'Energy drinks' crank up corporate greed in The Vancouver Courier, Friday June 27 2008

Correction: it's only a matter of time

Mayer's six-month-old son

-- RCMP clears itself on pepper-spray complaint in The Georgia Straight, Thursday June 26 2008

Correction: Mayers's six-month-old son

Two paragraphs later is this: The "female holding the baby" was Shannon Phillips, Mayers's wife.

Steven Colbert

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Not even Steven Colbert’s brilliant role as a bombastic sportscaster, a slew of cameos (some clever), and some novel spoofs of pop-music favourites can resurrect this disaster. There is no love for this guru.
-- THE LOVE GURU [REVIEWED THIS WEEK] on page 23 in Westender, Thursday June 26 2008

Correction: Stephen Colbert

Last night, at 11:42 a.m. // self worth // your liffe

-- Build your self-worth in 24 Hours Vancouver, Monday June 30 2008

Corrections: Either Yesterday morning, at 11:42 a.m. or Last night, at 11:42 p.m.; self-worth; your life

I like how the highlighted text is directly below the regular text that is being highlighted, yet a letter is inappropriately added and a hyphen is correctly added.

Friday, June 27, 2008

"Ready for some sunshine?

-- On page 38 in 24 Hours Vancouver, Friday June 27 2008

Correction: "Ready for some sunshine?"

Yes I am, and I enjoyed it while at Lynn Headwaters. Tamara, I answered your question, now you answer mine: What's the point of that horizontal black line?

Martin

-- New Rules for Embedded TV ads on page 30 in 24 Hours Vancouver, Friday June 27 2008

Correction: FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin

It's the first time Martin is mentioned in the article, therefore his full name - and in this case, also his job title - should be printed. The image above captures the first three paragraphs of the article.

in Richmond)

-- SHOWS [what's up this weekend] on page 26 in 24 Hours Vancouver, Friday June 27 2008

Either put an opening parenthesis in front of in, or delete the closing parenthesis.

suprise

-- Salvation Army Thrift Store advertisement on page 25 in 24 Hours Vancouver, Friday June 27 2008

Correction: surprise

a scientist descents

-- Single celluloid theory in 24 Hours Vancouver, Friday June 27 2008

Correction: a scientist dissents

The spelling is correct in the bottom paragraph.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

now a breezy 10

-- Cyclists happier than drivers in 24 Hours Vancouver, Wednesday June 25 2008

Correction: now a breezy 10-minute bike ride to work

If I'm reading the article right, then buying a bike caused the writer to be able to walk to work in ten minutes - a walk that is now twenty minutes faster than before the bike purchase. Imagine how quickly she could get to work if she used her new bike to commute with!

it's five billionth

-- On page 12 in 24 Hours Vancouver, Wednesday June 25 2008

Correction: its five billionth

Its why // full time positions includes

Its why I love to drive!
...
These full time positions includes medical/dental benefits and offers training and apprenticeship opportunities in a great working environment.
-- Dennison Chevrolet employment advertisement on page E29 in The Vancouver Courier, Wednesday June 25 2008

Corrections: It's why; full-time positions include

Start you own Business

Start you own Business using the Embroidery Professional
-- Mason Sewing Machine advertisement on page E21 in The Vancouver Courier, Wednesday June 25 2008

Correction: Start your own business

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Everyday you send

-- Thrown a career curveball in 24 Hours Vancouver, Monday June 23 2008

Correction: Every day you send

Everyweek we have a Sunday family dinner. Everyyear we celebrate Christmas.

16th and McDonald // ASSOCATION

-- Various advertisements on NE corner of Oak Street & West King Edward Ave in Vancouver, BC Canada, Monday June 23 2008

Corrections: 16th and Macdonald (but not really there); ASSOCIATION

If you go to 16th and Macdonald, you will not see Carnarvon Park. As you can see in the pic below (from Google Maps - notice their capitalisation error within Macdonald!), the park is actually a block west of Macdonald on 16th. It begins at Mackenzie Street and extends west past Carnarvon Street. Also, is it West Side as seen (sort of) on the above sign, or Westside as seen on this website?

Carol James

-- Robertson bids farewell to NDP in The Vancouver Courier, Friday June 20 2008

Correction: Carole James

As seen in the very next sentence.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Britney's double suicide attempts

-- Sympatico / MSN webpage, Saturday June 21 2008

Correction: Britney's two suicide attempts

A double suicide occurs when two people commit suicide at the same time. So writing "Britney's double suicide attempts" tells the reader that more than once Britney attempted suicide with another person. Reading the article, it is clear that the word two should replace double.

Other possible destinations... Minnesota, Calgary, Vancouver or Columbus

The indications are [Vancouver G.M. Mike] Gillis may have also held discussions with Florida GM Jacques Martin about a deal involving centre Olli Jokinen. Jokinen has asked to be traded and Martin is trying to get that done at the draft. Other possible destinations for Jokinen are Minnesota, Calgary, Vancouver or Columbus...
-- Sedin twins on the move? in 24 Hours Vancouver, Friday June 20 2008

Correction: Other possible destinations... Minnesota, Calgary or Columbus

Having written that Vancouver is a possible destination for Jokinen, Vancouver can not be another possible destination.

Kimberly or Kimberley?

On warm days, a topless Kimberly Parrott casually walks her Lab cross, Underdog, in the parks of New Westminster and Burnaby.
[Article's photo caption: Kimberley Parrott bares her breasts in public to make a statement to young kids that there is nothing shameful about the human body.]
-- Nudity: the new normal? (online: Is nudity the new normal?) in The Georgia Straight, Thursday June 19 2008

I assume one is correct (though maybe it's really Kymberly), but I don't know if the other one is missing a letter or if it contains an extra letter.

SPINICH

-- Purple Planet board menu, Friday June 20 2008

Correction: SPINACH

Teriayki Sauce

TROPICAL CHICKEN
Chicken, Green Peppers, Pineapple, Teriayki Sauce, Cheddar, Raisins
-- Purple Planet take-home menu/brochure

Correction: Teriyaki Sauce

Raisins? Ewwwwww.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

targetted

Vancouver Police say home invasion at Dogwood St & Cartier was targetted.
-- Bottom-of-screen tidbit on CityTV's Breakfast Television, Wednesday June 18 2008
Correction: targeted

weekend get-a-away

-- Google Ad on Detected Errors, Thursday June 19 2008

Correction: weekend get-away or weekend getaway

but like the LiveJournals, but this time it's official

Social media has come a long way since then. Now, the Phoenix lander has its own Twitter account, written in the first person, but like the LiveJournals, but this time it's official. Playing the part of Phoenix is Veronica McGregor, the media director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
-- Mars probe updates earthlings with Twitter on cbc.ca, Thursday June 5 2008

Deleting the first but would be the best solution.

to xx mbaffle

Another foot has washed up on a B.C. shore - this time near Campbell River - in a case that continues to xx mbaffle authorities.
-- Sixth foot washes ashore in 24 Hours Vancouver, Thursday June 19 2008

Correction: to baffle

Editable online version is now correct. I just googled "xx mbaffle" and it gave a link to the corrected article with the above text underneath. Funny how they promptly fixed this error, yet numerous spelling errors continually remain uncorrected.

working at there // the only women

Soon, [Sharon] Dupuis was working at there full time, and during her three years at the dealership, she ranked within the province's top 10 for Toyota sales volume.
...
To hone her expertise, she participated in dealership management training through the National Automobile Dealers Association. She may have been the only women in the class of 40, but that didn't daunt her: she ended up graduating with the highets marks.
-- Auto business in her blood in 24 Hours Vancouver, Thursday June 19 2008

Corrections: working there; the only woman

I couldn't find this exact article online, but I found a similar article (Pride of ownership) in 24 Hours Ottawa. Before putting the same article in the Vancouver edition, all locations are omitted. I'm guessing it was so readers of the Vancouver edition will think it's a B.C. story. That's fine, if done correctly; but it was done very poorly and in this case resulted in misinformation.

Ottawa edition: Dupuis took part in a selling course offered through the Toronto Automobile Dealers Association and began working the sales floor on weekends at nearby Baywest Toyota in Owen Sound, Ont., which was also owned by her boss.
Soon Dupuis was working at Baywest full time, and during her three years there, she ranked within Ontario's top 10 for Toyota sales volume.

Vancouver edition: Dupuis took part in a selling course offered through the Automobile Dealers Association and began working the sales floor on weekends at another nearby dealership, which was also owned by her boss.
Soon Dupuis was working at there full time, and during her three years at the dealership, she ranked within the province's top 10 for Toyota sales volume.

Jedidiah Island Marine Provincial Park

Jedidiah Island Marine Provincial Park is located between Lasqueti and Texada islands in the Sabine Channel of Georgia Strait. It is accessible by boat only. You can reach the park from Pender Harbour via water taxi or private boat.
-- Jedediah Island Marine Park on bigpacific.com, Thursday June 19 2008

Correction: Jedediah Island Marine Provincial Park

As you can already see above, the web page title for Jedediah Island has the correct spelling, but the text on the page itself has repeat incorrect spelling, except for the very last For information sentence.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

careers that works

-- Canadian Tire employment ad on page E29 in The Vancouver Courier, Wednesday June 18 2008

Correction: a career that works

I went with a career that works instead of careers that work because I'm reading the you as singular, and people don't usually seek two or more careers at one time.

Ladies and Gentelmen

Ladies and Gentelmen... The Sale You've Been Waiting For!
-- Ingledew's advertisement on page 3 in 24 Hours Vancouver, Wednesday June 18 2008

Correction: Ladies and Gentlemen

In case you think it's supposed to be a joke of some sort (inside?), check out the following pic of a similar ad in the same-day issue of The Vancouver Courier:

is a unique with // Horseshow Bay

Inside, each Galleries on the Bay home is a unique with a character and personality all its own.
-- Horseshoe Bay homes close to perfect in 24 Hours Vancouver, Wednesday June 18 2008

Galleries on the Bay features elegant design on the inside and a gorgeous view of Horseshow Bay from its balconies.
-- Horseshoe Bay homes close to perfect [photo caption - not seen online] on page 13 in 24 Hours Vancouver, Wednesday June 18 2008

Corrections: Either is unique with or is a unique area with (or another similar word); Horseshoe Bay

88 per cene

The next time your cellphone rings in the middle of traffic, chances are 88 per cene of people around you will want you to hang up.
-- Support for phone ban while driving in 24 Hours Vancouver, Wednesday June 18 2008

Correction: 88 per cent

Errors in subheadlines are sublime, but with 88 in the subheadline, I wonder why the only per cent given in the actual article is 71: "...the survey says 71 per cent of Canadians think a cellphone ban would make roads and highways safer for driving..." Is there another 17 per cent who think the roads and highways would become moderately safer? Hey, 24 Hours, info in the headlines and subheadlines are supposed to be elaborated on in the article itself. Do your job.

you purse

Okay. Now, please put your laptop in this bin. Another bin for you purse. A bin for your change. A bin for your lipstick. Another bin for your wallet with all your discount club cards. Right, that's 47 bins, now take your shoes off please. Good, now your socks.
-- Flying the friendly skies in 24 Hours Vancouver, Wednesday June 18 2008

Correction: your purse

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

REFRSHMENTS

COMPLIMENTARY REFRSHMENTS AND APPIES!
-- Urban Body Laser advertisement on page 9 in 24 Hours Vancouver, Tuesday June 17 2008

Correction: REFRESHMENTS

his team reach

Romania coach Victor Piturca said yesterday he plans to ignore Italy's final Group C game with France, even though it could decide whether his team reach the quarter-finals at Euro 2008.
-- sports in brief [ears plugged] on page 21 in 24 Hours Vancouver, Tuesday June 17 2008

Correction: his team reaches

today

The BC Lottery Corporation presented Lotto 6/49 winner Gary Sobolik with a cheque for $21.9 million today. The Surrey resident and father of two collected the prize in sneakers, shorts and a T-shirt, and brought his mom along for the occasion.
-- local news in brief [FAMILY SIZE CHEQUE] on page 4 in 24 Hours Vancouver, Tuesday June 17 2008

Correction: yesterday

had got married

Joel Madden took to his blog to angrily deny rumours that he and his girlfriend Nicole Richie had got married without their family or friends in attendance.
-- people in the news [not married, ok] in 24 Hours Vancouver, Tuesday June 17 2008

Correction: got married

proudly presents

CFOX and The 2008 Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival proudly presents The Trews and guest Vince Vaccaro at the Rogers World Beat Stage presented by Channel M!
-- Rio Tinto Alcan Dragan Boat Festival advertisement on the cover of 24 Hours Vancouver, Tuesday June 17 2008

Correction: proudly present

Singular presenter = presents.
Two or more presenters = present.

Straight of Georgia

Curtis Ebbesmeyer, an oceanographer based in Seattle, Wash., said when a human body is submerged in the ocean, the main parts like arms, legs, hands, feet and the head are usually what come off the body. He said his theory is that the feet came along as a result of an accident that might have happened up along the Fraser River, that washed down and spread out along the Straight of Georgia.
-- Fifth human foot in one year washes ashore along B.C. coast on Yahoo! Canada News, Monday June 16 2008

Correction: Strait of Georgia

Monday, June 16, 2008

Remains off 55

-- Remains off 55 Tseycum back in Victoria in The Province, Friday June 13 2008

Correction: Remains of 55

I began reading this article thing that 55 Tseycum was probably the name of a highway or road, as in, The remains found off the side of Highway 55 Tseycum.... I quickly realized that the headline had a typo. Read the second paragraph for proof.

STARING LINEUP

-- Eurocup 2008 Turkey versus Czech Republic pregame show on Sportsnet Pacific, Sunday June 15 2008

Correction: STARTING LINEUP

Moments earlier the screen displayed Czech Republic's starting lineup with the same error. So, playing a hunch, I got my camera ready for Turkey's lineup - and voila!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

more than then normal player

Does [Cristiano] Ronaldo get fouled more than then normal player? Probably. Star players tend to get that kind of treatment.
-- No diving for respect in 24 Hours Vancouver, Friday June 13 2008

Correction: more than the normal player

ethusiasm // Paparazi // retreive

As has happened in each of the past 4 years, Vancouver provided an outstanding kick off to the Mitsubishi City Chase Series Presented By BlackBerry. Thank you for your endless energy and ethusiasm and for continuing to embrace the Chase! Photos from the event are posted below. Also, if you were lucky enough to be captured by our Paparazi, be sure to retreive your team photos by entering your pin number at www.citychasepics.com.

Corrections: enthusiasm; paparazzi; retrieve.

request that: the ability

We the members whom have joined this group hereby request that:
1. No application ask or require us to invite our facebook friends to anything for any reason.
2. The ability and privacy to block ALL application requests.
-- Official Facebook Petition: To ban the inviting of friends on Applications(group) on facebook.com, Saturday June 14 2008

Reading continuously from We the members to the end of the first request makes sense, but if one reads from We the members to the end of the second request (bypassing request one), it doesn't make sense. My request is to put the colon after the word request and to put the word that at the start of the first request. The second request can stay as-is and would then make sense! The quote above is the group's entire description and - as of this sentence being written - the group has 1,092,217 members.

There preference

COPE executive members who count in these matters have turned their noses up at the prospect of a deal if [Al] De Genova is the Vision candidate. His time as an NPA politician/fundraiser doesn't sit well. They would hold their noses and go along with [Raymond] Louie even though he is one of the villains in the breakaway group that they say left them in debt. There preference is [Gregor] Robertson who is unscathed by any history in municipal political wars.
-- Vision clouded by Ladner win in The Vancouver Courier, Friday June 13 2008

Correction: Their preference

The problem been known

This electro-Alzheimer's has been blamed for everything from malfunctioning radar systems to misguided Patriot missiles. Back in 1986, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recalled a number of pacemakers because of it. The problem been known about since the 1940s. The solution, put into practice since the '50s, is to mix lead with the solder.
-- Techno-solutions manifest unintended consequences in The Vancouver Courier, Friday June 13 2008

Correction: The problem has been known

Friday, June 13, 2008

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTHBREAKERS

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTHBREAKERS
-- Pemberton Festival advertisement on page 64 in The Georgia Straight, Thursday June 12 2008

Correction: TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS

Oh, the Saturday July 26th lineup is fantastic. Tom Petty, The Tragically Hip, Sam Roberts, and Buck 65. Plus a bunch of other no-doubt-stellar bands. I've been to and through Pemberton - the festival's setting is sure to be spectacular.