9/07/2010

Oh @#$%. Watch out for this doggy's name

Boy, Mr. Rewrite had a tough week at work. Tougher still is getting up the energy to reconnect with the blog. But here we go.

Mr. Rewrite had fun seeing this article mentioning a TV station's problem handling Shih Tzu, as in the breed of dog. How would you least like to misspell it? They did it. http://tinyurl.com/2bpkrkd

Let's sum up the rest of last week's tweets:

The Washington Post's ombudsman says an increase in what he calls "lesser errors" – typos, grammar errors and the like – harms credibility and stems from having fewer staffers. http://tinyurl.com/2cjbu57. Without "lesser errors," Mr. Rewrite wouldn't have much to blog about.

Officials in Racine, Wis., are schooled by a local news outlet over grammar errors and typos in the city's 10-year plan. http://tinyurl.com/25t4elb

St. Petersburg, Fla.-area tattoo artists tell all about misspellings that don't go away easily. http://tinyurl.com/248zgw6

Mr. Rewrite was less than amused to see this page heading in his expensive new Webster's New World College Dictionary (warning: PG-13 content). http://twitpic.com/2jhift

In news of misspelled signs:
The Michigan GOP promoted its website as a "Soical Media Hub," at least long enough for someone to get a frame grab. http://bit.ly/crdjJl

A columnist crys (sic) foul over Oregon letting students use spellcheck on state writing exams. http://tinyurl.com/2epas8v

And proper noun errors can be costly. Eight sidewalk medallions costing $2,300 a pop misspell the Rockford, Ill., mall they honor. http://tinyurl.com/29eo82r

2 comments:

mbtrotter said...

Don't get too cranky, but there's a typo in your post! In the second paragraph, it should read, "How would you least like to misspell it?"

Do I win a prize?

Mr. Rewrite said...

Thanks for pointing out that misspelling.