Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I don't recommend copying recommened

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.

Fuc function

The function of a spell checker is to catch mistakes such as typing fuction when you meant to write function. From the Georgia Straight homepage on October 11, 2012.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The extra E is for erotic

The best place for a nonword: a headline. Remember, it's remembrance. From "Veterans say bar is 'sexualizing' Rememberance Day" in 24 hours Vancouver on October 9, 2012.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Yahoooooooooo! September 2012

It's Yahoo! time! Here are the errors I detected on the Yahoo! Canada homepage during September 2012. First, on September 12, there was an extra the. Then,

also on September 12, there was yet another Dragons' Den gaffe. If Yahoo! is talking about Dragons' Den, you can bet good money the apostrophe is in the wrong place. Then,

I clicked to the article ("Beardo, a hat for beards, more popular than creator imagined" on Yahoo! Canada Shine on September 11, 2012) and first saw that the caption for the large top-of-article photo has the same error. Then,

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.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

G whiz, can't U see that?

I created a fantasy hockey league several weeks ago with hopes that the regular season would start as scheduled. My friends delayed joining until a deal was made. So now I am the only team in the league, and I think that's sad. What's sadder is that I have a glorious team name which not a single person has seen. What's also sad is that when Yahoo! added a note to the top of the league's page, the word leagues got mangled. From Yahoo! Fantasy Sports on September 20, 2012. Click the image to enlarge it.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

CBC British Columbia homepagerrors - September 2012

Hello! I hope I find you feeling well. Though you might start feeling unwell as you work through the many errors I saw on the CBC British Columbia homepage during September 2012. On September 4 there was a missing I in what should have been Aquilini. Then,

on September 5 tired should have been tried. Then,

on September 8 32 year-old-man should have been 32-year-old man (note the hyphen change). Then,

after clicking to the article ("Port Moody shooting leaves 1 dead" on CBC News online on September 8, 2012), there was this bit of repetitive nonsense that a constable supposedly said. Then,

on September 10 there was a peculiar end to a news teaser. Then,

on September 11 going should have been gone. Then,

after clicking to the article ("Police search for missing woman from Trail, B.C." on CBC News online on September 11, 2012), I saw that Abbotsford was misspelled. The article has since been updated, but the extra T remains. Then,

on September 12 there was a double-decker two-fer. On top, plans should have been plan, and on bottom, Apple's should have been Apple. Both errors are also featured in the headlines of the linked-to articles. Then,

also on September 12 there was an extra out. Then,

on September 21 Alsaken should have been Alaskan. Finally,

 on September 25 there were a couple of repeated words. Can you see them? Click an image to enlarge it.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

24 hours Vancouverrors - September 2012

I detected a few errors in the pages of daily newspaper 24 hours Vancouver during September 2012. First, on September 5, there was a missing hyphen in what should have been son's abduction. Would you believe that was the article's headline? Whether you would or wouldn't, it was. Then,

on September 13 there was a misspelled name in "Surrey breaks ground on new pools". The Surrey mayor is Dianne Watts.Then,

on September 18 there was another headline gaffe. Player express does not agree. It's gotta be either players express or player expresses. In this case, the article's content showed that players express would have been the correct one. Then,

also on September 18, an leopard-print should have been a leopard-print. From "‘Inappropriate’ new line brings trouble for Hurley". Last but not least,

on September 21 there was a misspelling of The Big Lebowski in the photo caption of "Film fanatics go retro". Click an image to enlarge it.