Sunday, February 9, 2014

CBC British Columbia homepagerrors - January 2014

During January 2014 I detected a few errors on the CBC British Columbia homepage. Here they are. First, on the second, there shouldn't have been anything added to Vancouver. Then,

on the seventh there was something missing from what should have been breakthrough. Then,

on the twentieth there was a missing space between 31 and grey, and is should have been it. Then,

on the twenty-eighth, mortgages was missing its first G. Then,

when I clicked to the article - "Mixer mortages make Vancouver home ownership possible" on CBC News online on January 28, 2014 - the error was also present in the headline. Click an image to enlarge it.

The one and only

This was the main item on the Vancouver Canucks homepage on February 5, 2014, and the the in front of Ryan Kesler shouldn't have been there. Click the image to enlarge it.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

His writing career should be in Jeopardy!

The writer of this article - "Mayor Rob Ford’s crack scandal featured on Jeopardy" (where's the ! at the end of Jeopardy!?) on Yahoo! Canada News on January 24, 2014 - didn't do his homework to find out the true value of the clue. I don't know the true value either, but I know it wasn't $80 because the minimum value for the first round is $200 and the minimum value for the second round is $400. Then,

the article also included this tweet from a Toronto City Councillor. $500? Also wrong. In the first round the clues in each category are worth $200, $400, $600, $800, and $1,000. In the second round the clues are worth $400, $800, $1,200, $1,600, and $2,000. And what's up with the apostrophe between Toronto and the question mark? In related news,

the final sentence of a different article about Rob Ford - "Toronto Mayor Rob Ford arrives in Vancouver" on CBC News online on January 31, 2014 - contains a misspelling of what should be continued. Click an image to enlarge it.

Take $10 dollars out of the ATM machine by using your PIN number

This was screen captured on on January 12, 2014. There is no need for both the dollar sign ($) and the word dollars. Click the image to enlarge it.

PTP: Proofread this please

There's an extra word - or missing words - near the start of this paragraph in "That's no yoke" in 24 hours Vancouver on January 14, 2014. It'd be great if has-been was supposed to hyphenated and the missing word was the and it was supposed to go between of and has-been. Amirite? Click the image to enlarge it.

Commas and ans

In "Deadly highway claims 8 lives in 11 days" on CBC News online on January 9, 2014, there was a misplaced comma in the article's third paragraph. The comma after killed should be moved to immediately after six. Also, note the an that immediately precedes SUV. Then,

later in the article there were three error-riddled paragraphs (three perrorgraphs?) in a row. In the first one, the second stuck should be struck. In the second one, where should be were. In the third one, remember how it was an SUV earlier in the article? Well, now it's a SUV, which is wrong. Also, there's no period at the end of that sentence. Click an image to enlarge it.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Yahooooooooooooooooooooo! January 2014

It's the start of a new month! Which also means it's time for a blog post featuring all the errors that were detected on the Yahoo! Canada homepage during January 2014. Firstly, on January 1, Yahoo! kicked off the new year with a bang (a.k.a. an error) as what should have been evacuate was featured on both the homepage and the article's headline, where the error is still present. Then,

on January 5 there was this misspelling of Prairie. Then,

also on January 5, there was this misspelling of restrictions. Then,

also on January 5, there was an extra word in this blurb. Then,

on January 6 there was this American spelling of rumors, which I would have ignored but

at the exact same time, the homepage was also displaying this Canadian spelling of what's now rumours. Then,

also on January 6, the word of should have been between re-emergence and the. Then,

also on January 6, dos and don'ts doesn't accept extra apostrophes. Then,

on January 9 there was a doubling up of of. The homepage could've used the extra of a few days earlier. Then,

also on January 9, there was this obvious misspelling of McDonald's. As a bonus, in the bottom right corner is a misspelling of what should have been disaster. Then,

on January 11 there was a then that should have been than. Then,

also on January 11, Courteney Cox had her name misspelled. Clicking to the article,

readers could see that her name is also misspelled in the headline. Yet in the article itself her first name includes the missing E. The headline is still wrong. See it here: "Courtney Cox and Matthew Perry reunite on ‘Cougar Town’" on Yahoo! Canada omg on January 10, 2013. Then,

also on January 11, is Yahoo! asking us to wash the highlight? What does that mean? Me confused. Then,

again on January 11, Hilary Duff had an L added to her name. Then,

on January 12 a Yahoo! writer shows that their strengths don't include spelling or proofreading. Then,

on January 14 Courteney Cox had her first name misspelled again! As well, mistakened? Really? Next time how 'bout ya give mistook a try. And the first-name error wasn't just repeated once,

because it was simultaneously featured elsewhere on the homepage! Both links led to the same story,

in which her name is correct (hurray!) but in the video embedded in the article it's clear that Cox mentiones Jennifer Aniston - not Lisa Kudrow. (The article has been taken down. I searched for the headline "Courteney Cox's Embarrassing Celeb Encounter" and it gave me many results, but none of the links I tried took me to the correct article - there would be either an error message or entirely different content.) And finally,

on January 29, Yahoo! struggled mightily in its attempts to spell words correctly. First with the word struggling - at the top it's missing its L and at the bottom right it's missing its R. And then the struggle continues with the word tragedy, in the caption that's second from the left. That's all for this month - have a great February everyone! Click an image to enlarge it.