Tuesday, December 27, 2011

24 hours Vancouverrors

A few errors to share from 24 hours Vancouver earlier this month. On the newspaper's front page on December 9, someone got creative with (and I would hope disciplined for) the spelling of becoming. Then,

in "Timbits more famous than Canucks: Poll" in the same day's paper, there should not have been a hyphen in physcially challenging, and the show is Survivor. Then,

I saw this bit on SNL and can tell you with absolute certainty that Alec Baldwin's character said, "Alec Baldwin is an American treasure". From "Baldwin jokes about flight on SNL" online on December 11. Then,

was anyone at 24 hours Vancouver embarrassed at the nonword that appeared in this headline on December 14? Then,

women should have been woman in "VPD searches for links to mom slaying" on December 16. Finally,

confidant should have been confident in "A bizarre tradition is better than no tradition" on December 22. Click an image to enlarge it.

Representing CBC quality

From the photo caption at the top of the article ("Federal NDP leadership hopefuls face off at B.C. forum" on CBC News online on December 11, 2011), delagates should be delegates.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Do who?

The word you is missing from this question from "Web poll nation" in The Vancouver Courier on December 2, 2011. Can you figure out where it should go?

CBC British Columbia homepagerrors

A few errors to share from the CBC British Columbia homepage during the second half of November 2011. On November 18 an R was missing from Armstrong, and the second comma and the second period in Armstrong, B.C., got swapped. Then,

on November 22, it might soon could become made (and still makes) my mind do loop-de-loops. Then,

on November 25, got their first snow overnight Thursday morning doesn't make much sense, especially when also talking about the effect it had on Friday morning's commute. I think the morning after Thursday should have been uninvited. Click an image to enlarge it.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A type of lava

One type of lava is aa. You may ask yourself, 'Why is that relevant?' Well, maybe the writer of this article ("Clothing found in Nevada could belong to missing B.C. man" on CBC News online on December 6, 2011) had volcanic eruptions on his mind. First there's the opening sentence, where the second a should be of, and then,

five sentences later, the second a in a a DNA test should not be present. One wrong a plus another wrong a equals aa. The article had already been updated at least once when I detected these errors, yet both errors - including that obvious one just three words in - went undetected at CBC. Click an image to enlarge it.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Yahooooooooooo! November 2011

It's time once again for a monthly roundup of errors from the Yahoo! Canada homepage. This time we look at the blunders that were made during November 2011. First up, on November 5, the word in had no right to be included. Then,

November 8 saw a misspelling of Michelle and Jim Bob's last name. It's too bad the writer didn't simply copy and paste the headline from the actual article (which features the correct spelling of Duggar). Then,

there was a certain news item on November 9 that Yahoo! really wanted you to see. Later that same day,

what does it mean to be umarried? Did Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie get married in a U-Haul truck? Then,

there was a ridiculous hear/here homophonic error on November 19. Then,

on November 24 Yahoo! proved that they could use another (or a first) proofreader of any age. Maybe even a 51-year-old. The article's headline is also wrong. Then,

fisherman should have been fishermen on November 25. Then,

on November 26 the word to didn't go far enough - it should have been too. Then,

on November 28, the guy's name is Russell Williams, not Russell William. Why didn't the Yahoo! writer just copy and paste the exact correct headline? After all, the rest of it is identical. Then,

on November 29, there should not have been any hyphens in 41 years old. And finally,

this thoughtless misspelling of thoughtful was seen on November 30. The story of the gift is fantastic. Click an image to enlarge it.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I see an error errors

The other does not belong. From "Vancouver hospital parking fees defended by administrators" on CBC News online on November 29, 2011. Click the image to enlarge it.

Two A or not two A?

Doug's last name first appears as Vaughan (in "NBC apologizes to Bachmann for Fallon show intro song" on Yahoo! Canada News on November 25, 2011) before

dropping an A three paragraphs later. Which one is the correct spelling? I have no idea. Click an image to enlarge it.

Wrong twice in two different ways

I would like to hear the writer's reason for including just one hyphen in 81-year-old before leaving both hyphens out of 75-year-old. From "Seniors' drug operation busted in Prince George" on CBC News online on November 25, 2011. Click the image to enlarge it.

Take more care, eh

This is the largest part of a full-page advertisement (for PlayNow.com of British Columbia Lottery Corporation) that was placed in front of the front page of 24 hours Vancouver on November 25, 2011. Someone gave away an A. Then,

a few pages into that day's paper (in "It's snow time for local ski mountains") it's should have been its. Click an image to enlarge it.