Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Carelessness causes crap

The first error in this article ("Moose collision causes fatal 2-car crash in B.C." on CBC News online on October 15, 2011) is a simple misspelling of Citizen in the name of a daily Prince George newspaper. However,

three sentences later there is a doozy. First off, so should be to. Looking at the sentence as a whole, though, from area onwards it's a jumbled mess. A dog's breakfast, if you will. One possible fix involves adding a comma and removing a word: ... in the area as wildlife, especially moose, can be difficult to see at night. A second possible fix involves removing as wildlife: ... in the area, especially moose which can be difficult to see at night. Leaving it as-is, as CBC has done, is dumb.

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