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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sent this concerning proof reading...

I was sent this as an e-mail after writing the piece on pore and poor. I thought I would post it. Cheers, Rockinon. The layout is because I was unable to modify the source code to improve the presentation. Sorry. It is e-mail code and not Internet page code.


Proofreading is a dying art

 

 


Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter  
This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this.  It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!!  They put in a correction the next day.
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Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says  
No kidding, really? Ya think?  
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Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers   
 Now that's taking things a bit far!  
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Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over  
What a guy!    
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Miners Refuse to Work after Death  
No-good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's!  
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Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant   
See if that works any better than a fair trial!  
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War Dims Hope for Peace   
 I can see where it might have that effect!  
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 If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile  
Ya think?!  
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Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures   
 Who would have thought!  
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Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide    
They may be on to something!  
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Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges   
 You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?  
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Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge   
 He probably IS the battery charge!  
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New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group   
Weren't they fat enough?!  
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Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft   
That's what he gets for eating those beans!  
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Kids Make Nutritious Snacks   
Do they taste like chicken? 
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Local  High School Dropouts Cut in Half   
 Chainsaw Massacre all over again!  
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Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors   
Boy, are they tall! 
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And the winner is....

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead     
Did I read that right? 
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I thought the doctors had seven feet - kinda like a spider that got short changed.

1 comment:

  1. Two of my favorites: "Pope meets prostitutes in jail" and "Urologist gets in trouble with peers." Then, of course, there was the classic: "Foreign family killed in crash." The lead paragraph of the story was: "Four members of one family were killed yesterday when their car collided with . . . ."

    Well, you get the picture.

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