Wednesday, September 7, 2011

CBC British Columbia homepagerrors

Here now are a few more errors that were detected on the CBC British Columbia homepage. All the homepage errors were repeated in the associated article's first sentence. First up, I saw a misspelled condition on August 3, 2011. Then,

on August 10, 2011, I think the word used should have been used here, right after the word hours. Then,

on August 18, 2011, the word is was missing from between she and going. Then,

on August 19, 2011, YouTube was capitalized correctly half the time, and I think the words potentially and a should have swapped places. Then,

on August 22, 2011, hims should have been S-less. Also, why was it road rage driver (without a hyphen) but road-rage incident (with a hyphen)? When I clicked to - and read - the article ("Road rage driver pins B.C. man against car" on CBC News online on August 22, 2011),

the word he should have been in existence between said and was. Then,

on August 25, 2011, the first new should have been spotted and removed. In the article itself ("Increasing painkiller use alarms B.C. expert" on CBC News online on August 25, 2011),

near the end there is a sudden capitalization issue affecting Vancouver and

i (which should be me but don't blame the writer - s/he is quoting a speaker, who happens to be a university professor). Then,

on August 27, 2011, an should be a. When it comes to the associated articles, all the first sentences have been fixed, except this one - see for yourself: "B.C. boating accident kills Edmonton girl" on CBC News online. Click an image to enlarge it.

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