Good, Bad, and Ugly

No pun intended?

March 30, 2010


Healthcare reform sorecard?

Was this a typo or was it meant as a pun?


I’d like to claim it was a clever bit of wordplay, but since the actual piece refers to a “scorecard,” then I guess it was a typo. We fixed it: GBU Editor

OUCH! indeed…

March 16, 2010

OUCH! Oscar-winner Cotillard stuck with award pin

gbu mitterrandCotillard has spent much of her time in Hollywood since winning the Oscar for her performance as the singer Edith Piaf in “La vie en rose” in 2008 but she was back in Paris to receive the decoration from Culture Minister Francois Mitterrand.

910 BC?

March 15, 2010

gbu islamic period 280Excavation director for the Israel Antiquities Authority Annette Nagar holds a fragment of a marble plaque with an Arabic inscription discovered in the Old City of Jerusalem February 17, 2010. According to Professor Moshe Sharon of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the inscription, which is characteristic of the first centuries of the Islamic period, dates back to the year 910 BC. Credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Not a tough period?

March 9, 2010

Stec continues to see inventory impa gbu stec

BANGALORE, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Stec Inc, which makes flash memory storage products, posted quarterly earnings in line with estimates, but an inventory overhang at its top customer EMC Corp dampened first-quarter forecast and sent the company’s shares down 30 percent in extended trade.

Not the Virgin Mary?

March 3, 2010


A statue of Virgin Mary sits amid the destruction left by a major earthquake in La Pezca March 1, 2010. Chile’s government scrambled on Monday to provide aid to thousands of homeless people in coastal towns devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunamis, as 10,000 troops patrolled to quell looting. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

Gibe vs. Jibe

February 26, 2010

Vonn hurt by Mancuso jibe over popularity

OLYMPICS-ALPINE SKIING/SUPERG-Does anyone there have a journalism degree or maybe English?

Jibe = sailing term. Gibe = mocking term.

How does this make a worldwide article headline?


In British English, jibe is the correct spelling for the word Americans know as gibe: GBU Editor

No, the other Korea…

February 22, 2010

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south korea flag cropPlease see this page. I can see our national flag on the sled, called ‘Taegukgi.’

Playing his what?

February 10, 2010

For New Orleans, victory is about more than football

BRITAIN HARRODS“I wouldn’t trade these memories for all the doubloons in Mardi Gras,” said Robert Peri, who said he spent Sunday night on the balcony of his French Quarter hotel, playing “When the Saints Come Marching In” on his coronet.

Born in Washington?

February 9, 2010

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Mei Lan, whose name means “Atlanta Beauty” is a Giant Panda who was born on September 6, 2006, at Zoo Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. You erroneously reported that she was born in Washington, DC.

Dear John…

February 8, 2010

“Avatar” loses box office crown to “Dear John”

USA/Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried star as lovers whose romance is curtailed by the September 11 attacks. It was directed by Swedish filmmaker Lasse Hallstrom and based on “The Notebook,” a novel by Nicholas Sparks.