Saturday, July 2, 2011

It's not Lindsay! It's not Lindsay!

This is an interesting one. Not because Lindsey Houghton's first name is misspelled - again - but because in the subsequent sentence the writer quotes "Constable Houghton" before quoting "Constable Lindsey Houghton" another two sentences later (in the article's final sentence). The rule of writing is to introduce with the full name, then identify by just the last name thereafter. I don't think I've ever seen that happen only to then return to the full name - on the bright side, it meant Houghton's first name got spelled correctly once. From "Pedestrian struck in East Vancouver" on CBC News online on June 29, 2011. Click the image to enlarge it.

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