Sunday, December 30, 2012

That's huuuuge, brother

Do you think there's an extra 0 and the restaurant's size is actually not out of the ordinary, or do you think the comma should be one digit to the right and the restaurant is wicked humongous? From "Hulk Hogan To Open 'Breastaurant,' Hogan's Beach In Tampa Bay, Florida" on The Huffington Post on December 27, 2012. Click the image to enlarge it.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Give me a P!

It's employee at the top of the ad (for Chevrolet on Yahoo! Canada on December 24, 2012) but it's a nonword at the bottom of the ad. Click the image to enlarge it.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Proofread? Not bloody likely!

The first sentence in the summary of 2012's top moment (in "2012 Year in Review: NHL lockout No. 1 in CP's top moments in Canadian sport in 2012" on Yahoo! Canada Sports on December 18, 2012) includes a nonword. Forget proofreading - that's an error that a quick use of spell check would have caught. Click the image to enlarge it.

Get your DeLoreans ready, Muse fans

This Google AdSense ad appeared on one of my other blogs on December 15, 2012. Click the image to enlarge it.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Writers should start trying to proofread

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.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

An E is not an O is not an E

Kurt gets introduced to us with the last name of Derkson, but in the very next sentence his last name is Derksen. From "Psychiatric patient missing from Port Coquitlam facility" on CBC News online on December 7, 2012. Click the image to enlarge it.

An eighth-grader could do better

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.

Fails to stick the landing

In this short photo caption (from "McCartney's fireworks damage roof at BC Place" on CBC News online on December 4, 2012) of should be off and singer Paul McCartney's last name is misspelled. Click the image to enlarge it.

Friday, December 14, 2012

CBC British Columbia homepagerrors - November 2012

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.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Yahooooo! November 2012

It's Yahoo! error fun time! Here are the errors I detected on the Yahoo! Canada homepage during November 2012. First, on November 1, loss should have been lost. Then,

also on November 1, Maclean's felt naked without its required apostrophe. Then,

on November 7, affect should have been effect. Then,

there was a misspelling of museum on November 8. With easy access to spell check and online dictionaries, how do nonwords appear on major websites? I don't get it. Lastly,

Jennifer Aniston's last name was jealous of her first name's double-N and decided to do something about it. Click an image to enlarge it.

Monday, December 10, 2012

24 hours Vancouverrors - November 2012

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.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ottawa has more than one A. Get it right, eh?

I detected a couple of errors in the November 2012 issue of Mental Floss. First (in "WikiLeaks Meets TV Guide"), there was a misspelling of Ottawa. Then,

there was a misplaced question mark in "The Quiz" - it should have been after the closing quotation mark. Click an image to enlarge it.

Mind your ths and rds

This is posted where I work. How would you pronounce December 3th? 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 Drive or 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.