Good, Bad, and Ugly
Reader reaction to Reuters news
A group of deers are seen during the Station fire in the Glendale area of Los Angeles, California September 1, 2009… REUTERS Photo
A could of vapor and smoke is seen from Victory Park near Pasadena… (AP Photo)
Duncan Baird, a 62-year-old retired firefighter, makes a screen box for shifting at his home destroyed by wildfires… (AP Photo)
Firefighters gather for a briefing at the Station Fire Incident Command Post in the Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009. Clinging to the sere foothills overlooking the massive Hansen Dam, the base camp is a military-style bivouac whose itinerant residents are battling back the flames… (AP Photo)
Man poisoned wife in “ill thought-out” act of love
William Dowling, 69, slipped mercury into his wife Maureen’s tea at least five times.
China urges U.S. to halt surveillance near its shores
There is no such thing as an underground sonar array… obviously you meant to say “underwater sonar array”.
US housing, confidence data point to recovery
In addition, President Barack Obama nominated Ben Bernanke to a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve, removing some niggling doubt from investors’ minds. The move promised a consistent approach to monetary policy in the years ahead.
My suggestion based on the story tonight on housing and consumer confidence pointing to recovery. My request is that the editor play a greater role in the reporter’s choice of words. It doesn’t seem to be coincidence anymore of the use of the word “niggling” in the same paragraph as President Obama is mentioned.
U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy dies at age 77
“The sons were expected to mature into presidential timber….”
Wood that you had chosen the correct spelling of “timbre.”
That’s a clever pun – wood/timber – but I’m not sure what makes you think we used the wrong word. To quote from the dictionary.com definition of timber:
Suspect in U.S. model murder found dead in Canada
Please remind your reporter and editor that in the English language, pictures are “hung” and people are “hanged” to death. If the rope was around his neck, then the English word is hanged.
New Bentley revealed in USA
New Bentley unveiled in USA
What an embarrassment.
Sigh. I guess we may also have been trying for reviled? We corrected it to say unveiled: GBU Editor
U.S. home foreclosures set another record in July
Making timely payments keeps getting more harder for borrowers who have lost their jobs or seen their wages cut.
Has Reuters’ use of English sunk this low??
If you want the American public to take your journalists seriously, at least hire people who have basic grammar skills.
Costa Rican president has swine flu
So who is it that can’t spell? Soar is to fly. Sore is pain.
No matter whose mistake it was, we shouldn’t have let it through. We corrected: GBU Editor
At a recent Zumba class in New York City, fun trumped technique as a merry band of exercisers danced the samba, meringue and rumba to a mix of Latin, hip hop and oldies.
I was reading the story about Zumba and noticed that it makes a few references to merengue (the dance) in the story, but it is spelled meringue which if I’m not mistaken refers to the dessert and not the dance.