7/07/2012

A backhanded compliment from Mr. Rewrite






Mr. Rewrite is recycling a 2008 graphic to compliment the many, many media accounts that correctly spell Wimbledon (not Wimbeldon).

Now let's slam (overhead, of course) those that don't. Check out the carnage via Google News. It isn't just lower-seeded journalism organizations making this unforced error.

When Mr. Rewrite began his service as a journalist he had to look such things up in reference books. Eagle-eyed professors stood ready to deliver failing grades to those who dared botch even one letter of a proper noun.

All it takes today to avoid such treatment is a quick Web search leading to www.wimbledon.org. That's the journalism equivalent of an easy lob.

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