Saturday, August 24, 2013

That's back asswards!

No. No no no. Her line of premium candy does not include chewing gum-shaped tennis balls; it includes tennis ball-shaped chewing gum. From "Sharapova not actually changing her name" in 24 hours Vancouver on August 21, 2013.

Error in the graphic

This on-screen graphic (seen on Hollywood Game Night on August 8, 2013) gets the title of Sex and the City wrong. Click the image to enlarge it.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

How embarrassing

Displaying a nonword on your homepage must be embarrassing. From the MSN Canada homepage on July 16, 2013. Click the image to enlarge it.

Not written by a Flickr pro

The Flickr website should have said bye-bye to a by. Seen on August 8, 2013. Click the image to enlarge it.

Friday, August 9, 2013

CBC British Columbia homepagerrors - July 2013

Greetings! Welcome to this very short summary of errors found on the CBC BC homepage during July 2013. First, on July 10 an should have been a, and why is the Y at the end of evaluation? I clicked to the article ("Champix evaluation wasn't suppressed, health minister says" on CBC News online on July 10, 2013) and

in the opening paragraph the Y thing was fixed but the an thing wasn't (and still isn't). Then,

on July 11 each of the three main stories had an error in the teaser: the top one is missing a word (voted should be between committee and 10), the middle one should read either has been sentenced or was sentenced, and there is one too many thes in the bottom one. Done! Told you it'd be short. Hey, that's not what I meant. Click an image to enlarge it.

Monday, August 5, 2013

A writing horror story

Here's a sentence that doesn't make any sense. Remove the and and it'll be fine. From "Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson’s Meet the Parents Horror Story" on Yahoo! Canada omg! on July 10, 2013. Then,

there's a who's that should be a whose. Whose fault is that? Click an image to enlarge it.

At The Atlantic Wire, there are no rules

Above is the opening paragraph in "Egyptian Photographer May Have Captured His Own Death During Protests" on Yahoo! Canada News (via The Atlantic Wire) on July 10, 2013. The first sentence is fine, but then there's the second sentence: the word the should be inserted between is and ending, soldier is misspelled as solider - twice! - and abruptly gets outrageously mangled to become abrpublty. Then,

in the fourth/final paragraph, there are two cases of soliders instead of soldiers. For the entire article there are two cases of solider and two cases of soliders, and zero cases of soldier and zero cases of soldiers. You're batting a thousand there, Dashiell Bennett, which would normally be great but it's for the wrong team. Also, is should be inserted between it and still, Mulsim should be Muslim, and breakup should be broken up to become break up. Click an image to enlarge it.

You amada, bro?

In the course of two sentences, Amanda Bynes lost an N. From "Amanda Bynes Bashes the President and First Lady on Twitter" on MSN Canada Video on July 8, 2013. Click the image to enlarge it.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Yahooooooooo! July 2013

July 2013 was a month, and this is a post. More specifically, this is a post about the errors found on the Yahoo! Canada homepage during the month of July 2013. First, on July 3, an should have been a. Then,

on July 5 its should have been it. Then,

also on July 5, is this crazy bit of craziness. Do you wonder how someone can face charges after death? Well, what if I told you that Leslie McDonald is not dead? And what if I told you that McDonald is not a he? McDonald is the grandmother of a two-year-old boy who died in a car. I learned that after clicking the link,

and I also found this in the article ("Grandmother charged after Ontario toddler found dead in hot car" on Yahoo! Canada News on July 5, 2013). I have just one question: Did the child do it on her own? Then,

again on July 5, is the unnecessary use of both the dollar sign ($) and the word dollars. Then,

on July 10 I found this embarrassing misspelling that resulted in a nonword. Then,

on July 19 there was a word that looked similar to an actual word. Then,

on July 20 there was a misspelling of Stephen Harper's first name. He's only Canada's current prime minister, so I can understand how the correct spelling of his name would be difficult to determine. Then,

on July 22 either there was an extra E in Yankee or the third E should have been an S. Here's the linked-to article. Finally,

on July 27, Yahoo! reported that someone is on a mission to save someone else while also hiding from the issue. I didn't understand that, but I didn't care enough to click the link to find out more. Click an image to enlarge it.