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A Morgan Stanley star falls in China Interviews with those who know and have worked with him say his story is one of an ambitious and hard-working expatriot who appears to have crossed the line in his zeal to get ahead in the Chinese business world.
In the story on Garth Peterson he is called an ‘expatriot’ which would make him a Benedict Arnold or a turncoat. Given the context of the story it would seem the correct word would be ‘expatriate,’ defined as a person who has withdrawn from his native land, but not a former citizen or supporter.
This is not a question. The word “expatriate” is misspelled as “expatriot.” This should have been caught by an automatic spelling-checker.
Yes, or caught by a human editor.
A street sign stands near the Morgan Stanley worldwide headquarters building in New York May 8, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
KILLEEN, Texas, Nov 5 (Reuters) – The suspect in a shooting rampage at Ford Hood Army post on Thursday in which 12 people were killed and 31 wounded is in a hospital in stable condition, contrary to previous reports he had been killed, an Army general said.
Shooting at “Ford Hood”? I believe the Army uses the alternate spelling, F-o-r-t. This was a featured link on Google News highlights so I am sure lots of people saw it.
Yes. Readers did, as you say, make us aware of this one: GBU Editor
REUTERS photo Robert Galbraith
Canada takes step to scrapping long-run registry
It’s Canada’s long-GUN registry, not “run.”
Indeed: GBU Editor
Ziad Richa, a Lebanese marksman, takes aim during practice at a club in Dbayeh area, east of Beirut, July 26, 2008. REUTERS/Cynthia karam
Phyllis manager backs Hamels, may start a Game Seven
Seriously, Phyllis manager? Who is doing your editing, are you outsourcing it to some third world country?
It should read Phillies……the mispelling of words and misused phrases in sentences or just sentences that do not make sense seems to be an ever increasing problem here and on other sites…..keep the work in this country please
The head of the local Roman Catholic archdiocese issued a statement on Monday urging the faithful to disregard the forecasts by Dublin-based “spiritual healer” Joe Coleman that Mary, worshipped by Christians as the mother of God, would reappear.
Your report on Knock shrine in Ireland states that Catholics worship the Virgin Mary. This is incorrect. Catholics venerate Mary , which is completely different than worship.
Senate seen extending home buyer tax credit soon
WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate should act later this week to extend a $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers that is scheduled to expire soon, Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson said on Monday.
“The existing law ceases to exist on November 1. This would be an extension for a limited period of time,” Nelson said.
Travel Picks: Top 10 chocolate museums****** 3. Pannys Amazing World of Chocolate, Phillip Island Chocolate Factory; Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria, Canada******You have an error in this article. Number three is listed as Pannys Amazing World of Chocolate, Phillip Island Chocolate Factory; Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria, Canada.******It’s not in Victoria Canada, it’s in Victoria, Australia.*********Lorri******Indeed. We corrected: GBU Editor***
Model Nikole poses in a dress of chocolate wrapping in front of the Cologne cathedral in a 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender
Queen of Denamrk Margrethe II arrives at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Congress at the Opera house in Copengahen October 1, 2009….
Did you notice this caption talks about COPENGAHEN?
Sigh. Yes. And Denamrk, too. We had to correct a whole bunch of photo captions in this series: GBU Editor
Correct grammer would be Chiicago WAS eliminated. The grammer in the headline is also atrocious: “Chicago go out…” What does that mean?