Thursday, April 28, 2011

Department of Dictatorship Department

BBC Takes a cue from Nationwide's current advertising campaign. Is there a world's worst dictator elsewhere?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bacterias In The News

Mother Nature Network's gut bacterias am making they illiterate.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

A Point to Reuters

It's nice to see a publisher get something right once in a while. Here Reuters does it with class coming and going: they quote their source's apostrophetic typaux pas verbatim and then gently replace the victim's possessive with the correct plural in their own coverage.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Gimme an "m"!

Poor "whom"; it's so not cool.

Bonus points to Fox for blaming what's almost certainly an overlaid caption on the wire service.

CNN can't bare to spell

Does the first lady just carry the legs?

Or does she actually have to apply a live bear to them?

I'm mad as he'll and I'm not going to take this anymore!

Publishers used to employ people called "Copyeditors". The job of the copyeditor was to save the publisher the embarrassment of letting the audience know that the rest of his staff couldn't write.

The Internet and the Kindle haven't quite killed pubishers yet, but they've killed copyeditors stone cold dead.

The Vigilante Copyeditor is not amused. The Vigilante Copyeditor is tired of reading illiterate garbage. The Vigilante Copyeditor thinks that if publishers have decided to save expenses instead of saving embarrassment, they might as well HAVE the embarrassment.

The Vigilante Copyeditor is taking matters into his own hands.

Publishers beware.