Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I'll only believe you if you say it a third time

Here we have the first three paragraphs of "Canucks fire coach Alain Vigneault" on CBC Sports online on May 22, 2013. The third paragraph is an echo of the second paragraph, and "finished seventh in the 30-team in points this season" doesn't make sense. The word league should be inserted between 30-team and in. Click the image to enlarge it.

There's no defending this writing

What the writer of this photo caption - seen at the top of "Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesjedal out of contention at Giro d'Italia" on CBC Sports online on May 14, 2013 - fails to realize is that there is a defending champ every year. Perhaps Hesjedal would've been the first defending champ to win in over two decades. Click the image to enlarge it.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Proofreading kills errors

This misspelling of disease appeared on the CBC British Columbia homepage on April 14, 2013.Then,

later that same day, the nonword was featured in a same-but-different way.

This is normal

There is an extra word - can you see it? From "Woman accidentally buys winning $14 million lotto ticket" on Yahoo! Canada News on May 6, 2013. Click the image to enlarge it.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Yahoooooo! April 2013

It's time to review the errors seen on the Yahoo! Canada homepage during April 2013. First up, on April 7 Yahoo! provided some breaking news about what food can do for you. Then,

on April 9 I believe the word early should have been between half-hour and for, but that's just my best guess. It'd be nice if professional writers did some proofreading so readers didn't have to make any guesses. Then,

on April 12 bandid was meant to have been bandaid. That's the first suggestion listed when searching for bandid on, and a kissing bandaid sounds like a good idea since we all know that kisses make all boo-boos better. Then,

on April 18 it seemed that a Yahoo! writer plays fast and loose with the definition of typo. Typing teh when attempting to write the is a typo. Typographical error: "An error while inputting text via keyboard, made despite the fact that the user knows exactly what to type in." ( Typing .ca instead of .com is not a typo. Then,

on April 26 loses should have been losses. See the article for proof - "With his legacy in the balance, Michael Bisping is still searching for that elusive major victory". Lastly,

on April 28 there was was a repeated word. Click an image to enlarge it.

Monday, May 6, 2013 can't get the NHL right

The screen capture above is what the final Eastern Conference standings looked like according to ("Stanley Cup Playoff matchups set as season ends" on on April 28, 2013). By clicking the full standings link at the bottom,

readers can discover the true final standings. Sorry, Lightning. Sorry, Flyers.

Nary is nearly right

The store is stationary, and the store sells stationery. Seen at the Lucky Loonies Dollar Store in Port Coquitlam, B.C., on April 27, 2013.