This is the headline for an article in Vancouver 24 hours on October 14, 2009. Beautiful isn't it. Even if the single-letter word a is removed there are still issues, but more on that later. First, another error:
See how the first question has the question mark inside the closing quotation mark? That's where it should be. The second question has the question mark outside the closing quotation mark; that's not where it should be.
Back to that headline. Who thinks that writing I wanna new drug is a correct slangy way of writing I want a new drug? Compare it with I wanna go to the game. Here wanna is in place of want to, not want a. I'm curious - is wanna a suitable substitute for both? And then what about the song "I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas. I Got To Feeling?
The article - "Victoria mayor reneges on snow-shovelling bet" on Yahoo! Canada News on October 22, 2009 - is about Dean Fortin. Why the the in front of Fortin's last name? Maybe the text originally read as the mayor balked, then was changed and the was overlooked.
Later in the article and is in place of on. That is not a simple typo. Click the images to enlarge them.
"TransLink is Metro Vancouver’s regional transportation authority ... responsible for regional transit, cycling and commuting options." (Source) One commuting option is the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge, not Iron Workers Memorial Bridge as seen in a list on TransLink's Bridges and Tunnels page. (But at least Lions Gate Bridge is correct!)
The same page's main text has the bridge's spelling correct, but its larger heading is incorrect.
Just below the page's main text is the section Lower Mainland Traffic Cameras. Here we see that Iron Workers Memorial Bridge still lingers, and now apostrophes have been inserted in four incorrect instances.
Another error on the Vancouver 24 hours homepage. His victim's identities? I don't think it's possible to rob a victim of more than one identity.
Yup, right after the article's opening paragraph - which repeats the homepage's paragraph, error included - we see that there were four victims. Therefore, the man killed to profit from his victims' identities. Editor? Proofreader? What?
On September 24, 2009, weekly newspaper The Georgia Straight released its Best of Vancouver edition. The subsequent edition, released October 1, featured a photo of all (most?) of the category winners. However, some of the winning companies had their names misspelled. For starters, Wellbess should be Wellness.
Next, Granville Island Brewing gets mistreated half the time,
while Blue Olive Photography gets mistreated both times.
Acubalance Wellness Centre is still misspelled.
And last but not least, the company's name is correct, but not General Manager Andrew Seymour's name.
The hyphen in critically-panned should be removed immediately (it should not have been there in the first place), and it appears Yahoo! has combined two headlines into one nonsensical jumble. Clicking anywhere on the text will take you to an article about the victorious Maine couple.
I hope that Windows employs someone whose job it is to browse recent internet postings about Windows. Then maybe the next time this message appears on my screen it will be correctly written as Windows Web Security has detected Trojans and is ready to remove them.
The Twins and Yankees are playing in the ALDS (American League Division Series), not the ALCS (American League Championship Series); the winner of the former will advance to the latter to play either the Red Sox (c'mon, BoSox!) or the Angels. Shouldn't the self-proclaimed Worldwide Leader in Sports know that?
The Amazon page has the item listed as "The Mountain Men's Three Wolf Moon Short Sleeve Tee". The writer above decided to change Wolf to Wolves, and make it seem that the item is a pair of shorts. In the first paragraph, the sites needs a possessive apostrophe before the second S.
-- Cafe Bonjour advertisement in Seattle Weekly on September 30, 2009
There's nothing quote like a precipitation-free area of land after dinner. But seriously, folks, do you think the crepe gets served bone dry with absolutely nothing on it? And is the beverage actually a mirage?
I've got problems with that second answer. "I have had problems once, but it wasn't a problem." Are you saying that you've had your mail stolen once and it wasn't a problem? That's not what the question is asking. The question is asking if you've ever had problems, so by saying "just once" you are saying "yes, I've had problems". Maybe it wasn't a problem because your life is just one problem after another and so it fit right in?
There ought to be some way that writers can check the spelling of their words before it's published for public viewing. It wouldn't catch all errors, but it would catch the nonwords like sentented, which I'll assume is supposed to be sentenced.