Here are the errors from the CBC British Columbia homepage during May 2013. For the first 19 days no errors were detected, but on May 20 prevents shouldn't have had that S. Then,
on May 22 there must've been three cars involved in this crash, right? It's a confusing way for the writer to have worded it, but what else could another other car mean? Then,
on May 29 identity should have been identify, and - you may want to be seated when I tell you this - kittens are cats. Shocking, I know. That CBC homepage sentence is also the first sentence of the linked-to article ("Tortured cat videos earn B.C. man 17-month sentence" on CBC News online on May 29, 2013), and later in the article,
there was a doubling up of man. Then,
also on May 29, it's clear that no spell check was used in the making of this sentence, because the misspelled avenue would have been fixed. Click an image to enlarge it.
People who only read the first few words of articles before losing interest must have been intrigued about this posting that an entire city being closed. At the city limits, was there a "Back in 20 minutes" sign? No, it was just a professional writer who wrote is closed instead of has closed or is closing. From "Cougar sightings close Coquitlam park" on CBC News online on May 30, 2013. Also, on the map at the bottom of the article the park indicated is not the correct park. Click the image to enlarge it.
It's been a while since errors from the pages of 24 hours Vancouver have been featured here, and it's not because those pages have seen perfect writing; it's because I've been accumulating a whole bunch and now it's time to share them. First up, from "Predicting big things from emotional leader Kesler in the playoffs" on April 23, is the above mess. I think it can be solved by removing the is, but don't hold me to that. A couple of hyphens, in full-speed and power-move, would also help. Then,
in "Millennials + managers = meltdowns!" on May 6, gets contains an apostrophe and it absolutely should not contain an apostrophe. Then,
in the photo caption for "Pill bottles debut at advance polls" on May 9, prescription was misspelled. That was on page 4,
and on page 6, in the photo caption for "Riot couple avoids jail time" on May 9, sentenced was misspelled. Then,
in "Hader latest castmemeber to announce SNL departure" on May 15, there was a blatant misspelling in the headline. How was that missed?! Not only is castmemeber not a word, neither is castmember. It should be cast member. Then,
in "Modern thrives on relatability" on May 22, Cam is not Jay's son on Modern Family. Mitchell is Jay's son, and Cam is Mitchell's partner. Good effort there, writer. Then,
later in the same article, it was actually Cam who returned to teaching. Good effort again there, writer. Then,
on the same page as those Modern Family errors is this fun alternative spelling of "Gangnam Style" by Psy, which should also be in quotation marks instead of italicized. Click an image to enlarge it.