In the first sentence, why is it potentiall - a nonword, in fact - when it should be potentially? In the next sentence, there is a zero missing from what should be 700,000. From "B.C. payday lender fined for charging illegal rates" on CBC News online on March 27, 2012. Click the image to enlarge it.
The word manufactured is correct in the article ("UBC to use Grade 11 marks for early admissions" on CBC News online on March 14, 2012), but not in the subheadline. Today is 11 days after the article appeared, and the error - in the subheadline! - remains, despite at least one article update. Click the image to enlarge it.
This article ("Would-be homebuyers shocked at Vancouver prices" on CBC News online on March 12, 2012) features a few problems. In the first sentence above, wants should be want. In the second sentence, it seems a word is missing between first and in, and but should be by. Then,
the word of should be inserted between much and a. Then,
that neighbourhood of Vancouver is West End. Then,
the word at should be inserted between looked and a. Then,
the neighbourhood is still West End. That first sentence in the second paragraph is not a question. Click an image to enlarge it.
The problems began on the MSN Canada homepage on March 7, 2012. That is not the correct spelling of paraplegic. The problems really got going
in CBC's version of the same article - "Paraplegic's huge hospital bill cancelled" on CBC News on March 7, 2012. At least paraplegic was correct in the headline (which has now been updated to "Paraplegic's $27,800 air ambulance bill cancelled"). But for now, pay attention to the word cancelled. Then,
the subject of the story gets introduced as Brent Worrall. Then,
his last name gets changed to Worral. Then,
it gets changed to Worrell. Then,
it returns to its orginal spelling. But, why does cancelled in the headline get the two-L treatment, while travelers gets just one L? CBC is a Canadian company, and both of those words should contain two Ls. Click an image to enlarge it.
Maybe the writer (of "Striking B.C. teachers rally at Vancouver Art Gallery" on CBC News online on March 7, 2012) was determined to keep apostrophes out of this paragraph entirely. But in doing so, two errors occurred. First, an apostrophe should have been present in B.C. Teachers' Federation, and second, an apostrophe should have been present in the province's 41,000 teachers. Click the image to enlarge it.
Hey, Yahoo!, there needs to be a comma after the year in the date of February 29, 2011, but more importantly, that date did not even exist! Also, near the end of the above excerpt (which happens to be the article's opening paragraph) there is a has that should be a he - that is quite the misspelling. Also also, offense should be offensive. From "Urban Outfitters' St. Patrick’s Day Merchandise Offends Irish" on Yahoo! Canada Shine on March 6, 2012. Then,
the second paragraph quotes an offending phrase from one of the shirts, but
one can see from the accompanying image that Yahoo! left out a word. Then,
underneath the image, a misplaced apostrophe turns the correct Urban Outfitters into the incorrect Urban Outfitter.
Gather 'round, gather 'round. I'm about to present to you the errors I detected on the Yahoo! Canada homepage during February 2012. Let's begin. First, whoever wrote Nickleback on February 2 must be one of the haters, because the band's name is Nickelback. Then,
from February 10, how does a missed zero, or a single missed *any number*, turn an eight-digit win into a five-digit win? That math just doesn't add up. But wait, it gets better,
Getting run over by a porch, or a gang of porches, would be embarrassing. How slow would one's reaction time have to be to not be able to get out of the way of a porch? From "Embarrassment of riches (Kudos & Kvetches)" on The Vancouver Courier online on February 29, 2012.
Are you ready? Ready for all the errors I detected from 24 hours Vancouver during February 2012? Yes, you say? Alrighty then, let's begin.. From "Zen and the art of the pickup" on February 3, to should have been left out. Then,
knowing what I know about Glee, signing should have been singing in "Smash more naturalistic than Glee: Messing" on February 6. Then,