Monday, August 22, 2011

This is about a man who got a quote wrong

There are two errors here. There is just one woman yelling, so women should be woman. The second error, though, is one that puzzles me. The writer quotes the women woman directly (or tries to) but she never said what she's quoted as saying. It's close, but surely a quote should be exact. A video of the woman yelling is embedded in the article for all to see and hear: "This is about a fucking man who got shot in Tottenham." From "London riots provoke passionate response from Hackney woman" on The Georgia Straight online on August 8, 2011. Click the image to enlarge it.

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