Tuesday, February 26, 2013

R you serious?

There was a misspelling of entrepreneur during the "In Memoriam" segment during the Grammys on February 10, 2013.

The skiiers went skiiing under clear skiies

Two eyes aren't required in a writer, and two I's are wrong inside skiers. From "Out of bounds skiers stranded on Cypress Mountain" on CBC News online on February 21, 2013. If you think it's a typo,

I'd say you're wrong: skiiers appeared again a few paragraphs later. Click an image to enlarge it.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Playing fast and loose with the writing

This article ("Remarkable Colorado full court shot in girls hoops game goes in off a bounce" on Yahoo! Canada Sports on February 11, 2013) includes an embedded YouTube video after a short opening paragraph. It seems the writer - who thinks that Anna Olson "grabbed a loose ball" right before scoring the amazing basket - didn't watch the video because it very clearly shows Olson's teammate grabbing a defensive rebound and then passing the ball to Olson. Then,

the ball's bounce wasn't straight up, as there was obviously momentum towards the basket. And long-range needs a hyphen. And the writer says the basket was worth two points, while the YouTube video's description claims the basket was worth three points. Either way, there needs to be a period after that closing parenthesis. Click an image to enlarge it.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Yahooo! January 2013

January 2013 was a light month for errors on the Yahoo! Canada homepage, but some were detected. First up, on January 22 someone screwed up the order of the Dancing with the Stars acronym. Then,

on January 23, I'm told that I could do worse than 19 litres per kilometre, which is pretttttty bad itself. Then,

on January 31, the word of was missing from between sea and reports. Also, both lip-syncing and lip-sync have hyphens, but

the headline of the Beyonce article ("Beyonce Admits She Lip Synced at Inauguration" on Yahoo! Canada omg! on January 31, 2013) doesn't have a hyphen. Click an image to enlarge it.