That right there is the first sentence of "Politicians should stop trying to be comedians" on Yahoo! Canada News on December 10, 2012. Of course, be should be me, and it doesn't bode well when an article's second word is misspelled. Then,
parody is correctly spelled once, but not twice, in the article's third sentence. Also, there is one leader too many. Another also, "Gangnam Style" should be in quotation marks and not italicized. Then,
in the article's seventh sentence, This Hour Has 22 Minutes is severely undercapitalized. Lastly,
in the article's final sentence, Gangnam Style is again italicized when it should instead be in quotation marks. Not only that, it's now missing an N. Click an image to enlarge it.
This was part of "Your Moment of Zen" on The Daily Show on December 4, 2012, but is clearly CNN's doing. Eigth is not a word - the word is eighth - and Easy-Bake Ovens is under-capitalized. Click the image to enlarge it.
Are you looking for errors? You're in luck. Are you looking for errors that were found on the CBC British Columbia homepage during November 2012? Well gee whiz, what a nutty coincidence! Here are the few I found. First, on November 18 a writer was able to correctly spell Coquitlam, but was not able to correctly spell Port Coquitlam in the same sentence. The article's first sentence is exactly the same, and the error remains to this day. Then,
on November 19 stories surely should have been stores. Then,
on November 30 injuried no doubt should have been injured. Well, that's it. Click an image to enlarge it.
Hey! I've got errors! They were found in the pages of 24 hours Vancouver during November 2012! Let's start! In "Monday night fun" on November 13, 2012, there was a misspelling of visited. At least I hope it was supposed to be visited, and not fisted. Then,
in "ACDC finally on iTunes" on November 20, 2012, there was a misspelling of available. Then,
in "More Paranormal" on November 22, 2012, there was a misspelling of paranormal. Then,
in "Singapore plants its roots" on November 28, 2012, there was a misspelling of museum. Then,
in "'Super drunk' Wings prospect busted in Teletubby costume" on November 28, 2012, through surely should have been thought. Click an image to enlarge it.
This is posted where I work. How would you pronounce December3th? Would it be December thirth? December threeth? Reminds me of the 2rd floor post. Is it the 18th annual or the 16th annual? Also, is the event REALTORS® CareBlanket Driveor is it REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive? It's twice the former and once the latter, making me think it's the former, but the logo on the left makes me think it's the latter. Click the image to enlarge it.
Paul McCartney was in town on Sunday, and by all reports it was a fantastic show. Not so fantastic is the of/off error in this photo caption for an article ("Paul McCartney's setlist promises the Beatles' best in Vancouver" on The Georgia Straight online on November 25, 2012) that was posted just after noon on the day of the show. Then,
I got an email from City Chase on November 9, 2012, and this it's/its error is featured prominently in it. Also, the error featured in an earlier City Chase post is present again. Click the image to enlarge it.
One benefit of online articles is that errors can be fixed. Therefore, I wonder how quickly readers will see the proper spelling of permanently, the addition of the word custody between RCMP and in, and the addition of a comma immediately following B.C. Three errors in one short photo caption, including a nonword. From "Investigation urged after man disabled in RCMP custody" on CBC News online on November 2, 2012.
P. 10: Despite himself, Johnny said, "Comic's aren't stupid, Dad."
P. 15: Once day, Mabel or no, he was going to take that damned box and burn it to ashes.
P. 16: His father's hadn't always been so mean to him.
P. 16: "You just be ready to call Chief Sinclair in case it gets me."
P. 34: Travis Sinclair chuckled and enfolded Ben in a great bear hug of an embrace.
P. 42: Chief of Police Travis Sinclar watched with regret as the green van left the cemetery.
P. 45: "I want to thank you for attending, Chief Sinclair. ..."
P. 133: Paxton tried to pry himself lose but the bigger man had a grasp of steel.
P. 141: ... a fact he had known all to well in high school.
P. 158: Jimmy yawned and stepped to the window in his bear feet, the cool floorboards making him break out in goose bumps.
P. 163: He rolled down the window so he could breath in the crisp morning air ...
P. 184: "I'd also like the special and three glazed donuts for desert."
P. 193: None of his few freinds did, nor any of his customers.
P. 228: "You're tongue is sharper than my knife, lady."
P. 253: A measely bear ...
P. 257: Ben choose his next words carefully in order not to come across as a raving lunatic.
P. 310: Who would ever have thought that he would live to encounter a living spawn striaght from hell.
P. 311: Buy if that was the case, it meant the Bible was completely true.
P. 333: He shook his his head, saying, "I didn't hear anything, son."
At the bottom of the Barnet Marine Park page on the City of Burnaby website, there are some issues. On the left, recommended is missing its first D. In the centre, I don't know why the reader is told to check themselves out. Even if it's a compliment, it doesn't pertain to a map of the park. There should be an it between check and out. On the right, it's as if the only way to get there is from the west. What about the people who would access Barnet Highway from the east? Are those people not welcome at the park? Click the image to enlarge it.
the article's fourth sentence has the same error. Then,
a few paragraphs later there shouldn't be an apostrophe at the end of Phillips. Much worse, though, is the misspelling of what should be Stroumboulopoulos. That's awful. Then,
one final repeated apostrophe error in what should be Dragons' Den. Then,
on the homepage on September 13 there was inconsistent capitalization. There is often one line of about ten that is in all caps. I don't get it. Then,
on September 14 the inconsistent capitalization happened again. Then,
on September 19 the writer should have scanned for for extra words. Also, it's either two accents or zero accents in resume. Not just one. Then,
on September 21 there were two apostrophe errors in one sentence. Hatem Jahshan and Tonia Jahshan are together known as the Jahshans. And I'm pretty sure you can tell by now that Dragon's Den is wrong. Then,
I clicked to the article ("Steeped Tea success marks Dragon’s Den return" on Yahoo! Canada Finance on September 20, 2012) and there's the incorrect Dragon's Den right there in the headline. C'mon Yahoo! - it's Dragons' Den. The show's den has more than one dragon. It's really not hard to confirm the correct apostrophe placement online. Then,
in the article's second sentence the writer decided to drop both the S and the apostrophe altogether to create Dragon Den. Yahoo!, you're making it worse. Maybe click the link that you provided readers and see for yourself how the show's title is written. Check the large logo at the top left of the page. Then,
still in the article, woman should be women. Then,
again in the same article, the semicolon should be an apostrophe. Then,
the S and the apostrophe reappear in the show's title, but the title is still wrong. Then,
in the final posting from the article (woo!), the Jahshans shouldn't have an apostrophe and Arlene's last name is Dickinson. Then,
back to the homepage (woo!), also on September 21 readers were gifted an its/it's error. Then,
on September 23 there was a misspelling of revisit. Then,
on September 29 the word a should have been added in front of 30-year-old. Then,
on September 30 decieved should have been deceived. I followed a hunch that Ban Ki-Moon's name was wrong, looked it up, and his name is actually Ban Ki-moon. We're done! Click an image to enlarge it.