In "Top words reveal a lot about us" in The Now on December 2, 2009, Stephen Colbert's name gets a makeover. Also, while it was 9/11 earlier in the article, the slash is now incorrectly absent from 911.
Seriously? The very first word of the article - "That's why they call it puppy love" in Tri-City News on December 2, 2009 - is misspelled? Young children, let this be a lesson: perseverance (and some spell checking and/or good ol' fashioned proofreading) will help you avoid silly mistakes in the future. A computer's spell check won't catch all spelling errors, but this one would've been flagged.
I've fallen behind on scanning and posting various newspaper clippings that have been piling up next to the computer. This one and one other one tie for oldest. There's an extra E in lightning in Cascadia Weekly's "A Mighty Wind" on November 25, 2009.
The unique spelling of skier is what caught my two eyes while reading the Yahoo! Canada homepage on December 23, 2009. I wanted to see what made this skier unique, so I clicked the given link and watched a video - "Lack of vision not slowing skier" on Yahoo! Canada Sports on December 22, 2009 - that included the caption seen below:
No hyphens after -ly adverbs, please. The same error was made in the description below the video. But hey, skier is now correct!
According to this article - "A gift-wrapped Canucks win" in 24H Vancouver on December 23, 2009 - Nashville generated just three shots on goal in the entire game (two were stopped by Luongo and one was a goal). In reality, Nashville had 21 shots on goal and Luongo made 20 saves.
Above is the entire headline and subheadline for the article "Happy couples, happy holidays" in Metronews Vancouver on December 22, 2009. It can be a challenging but doable... what? Instead of trying to complete that sentence, I would have simply removed the a before challenging.
If any newspaper would make an error in their holiday message on their final pre-holiday cover, it would have to be 24H Vancouver. Above is the 24H Vancouver front page on December 24, 2009. "Season's Greetings" to all the Detected Errors readers!
For such a short news teaser - seen on the Yahoo! Canada homepage on December 21, 2009 - there's a lot of craziness going on. First of all, say requires an S on its end, to agree with ex-tennis champ. Second of all, how did nobody at Yahoo! notice the atrocity that is sympathesizes? It's such a mangled attempt at sympathizes that an extra syllable was created.
More fallout from Tiger's escapades: this article - "Simpson denies report linking her to Tiger" in 24H Vancouver on December 18, 2009 - has one too many ers. The fix is simply to jettison the R in giver. However, jettisoning phone instead would produce the lovely giver Tiger her number.
It looks like this article - "Feat of fearless imagination" in 24H Vancouver on December 18, 2009 - had a lack of space for all that was needed to cover, so the writer hoped that nobody would notice a sentence starting right smack in the middle of the preceding sentence. hUnfortunately for the writer, I noticed.
The entire article - "Euro trippin'" in 24H Vancouver on December 16, 2009 - is displayed above. Most professional writers would write either Premier Gordon Campbell met with international leaders or Premier Gordon Campbell managed to meet with international leaders; an amateur (posing as a professional) at 24H combines the two. Have I managed to get the word out about the atrocious journalism standards on display every day courtesy of 24H? It's not often you see two misspelled words back-to-back.
This article about celebrating the holiday season - "Get gussied up for party season" in 24H Vancouver on December 11, 2009 - has a few errors. First, nondemoninational does not begin with a vowel sound, so it should be a nondenominational floor party. Second, since the entire sentence is within the parentheses, the period at the very end of the above image should be placed inside the closing parenthesis. That's not all: The third error of the article is the missing a before line, unless drop 'em line is the opposite of pick-up line.
The article - "Inglourious Basterds, Nine lead Critic's Choice nominations" in 24H Vancouver on December 15, 2009 - features Critic's Choice in the headline, but Critics' Choice in the first sentence. Click the image to enlarge it.
The writer responsible for this article - "Preparing for aging parents" in 24H Vancouver on December 8, 2009 - doesn't appear to be mentally sharp, otherwise the hyphens would not have appeared in 86 years old. Note the difference: Lenarduzzi has an 86-year-old mother, but his mother is 86 years old.
"The writer is saying, 'I don't care enough to put corresponding closing quotation marks for all opening quotation marks.'" Another error from the same article ("Rezoning resistance" in 24H Vancouver on December 8, 2009) is this incomplete sentence:
On how the identity of the neighbourhood what? Evolves? Disappears?
This morning the 24H Vancouver homepage has info about last night's Canucks game. I suppose a loss is a loss, whether it's 3-1 or 3-2, so why quibble over details? I clicked Full Story to see if the article - "A Blue-ish loss" - got the score right. Aye, the score's correct, but another error was detected:
It likely won't be the last error by 24H - Shane O'Brien tied the game up late in the first.