Good, Bad, and Ugly

Contradictory concepts?

February 9, 2011

Tide turns in favour of Egypt’s Brotherhood in revolt

EGYPTBut perhaps the most novel element in its manifesto is that it advocates “jihad,” innovative interpretation of the Koran to bring Islamic law in tune with the demands of changing times.

A Kafkaesque error?

September 21, 2010

Florida pastor’s daughter: ‘he needs help’

SOMALIA/After leaving the community aged 17, Emma Jones said she returned in 2005 to find it had become insect-like.

Getting pasta spell-check problem

August 26, 2010

Glaxo starts final clinical trial of shingles vaccine

PAKISTAN/LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters) – British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline said on Monday it had started final trials of its new vaccine to prevent shingles, one of the most significant products in its pipeline.

Seven million million…

July 30, 2010

Scientists inch towards finding “God particle”

SCIENCE/CERNThe LHC, a 27-km (17-mile) looped tunnel which creates mini-Big Bangs by smashing together particles, is currently colliding particles at around half its maximum energy level — 7 million electron volts, or 7 TeV.

Not a former patriot…

November 11, 2009

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 Given the context of the story it would seem the correct word would be ‘expatriate,’ defined as a person who has withdrawn from his native land, but not a former citizen or supporter.

Phyllis who?

November 5, 2009

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?

We meant progress and lawyer…

April 13, 2009

Obama sees signs of economic progess

Google is good for newspapers-company laywer says

Excellent headline: “…economic progess” Is this a new term or are you referring to economic progress?

A bad spell for veggies?

April 9, 2009

Baby brocolli may help prevent stomach cancer-study

HONG KONG, April 6 (Reuters) – Eating two and a half ounces (70 grammes) of baby broccoli daily for two months may protect against a common stomach bug that is linked to gastritis, ulcers and even stomach cancer, a study in Japan has found.

Basterdized spelling?

August date for Quentin Tarantino World War II movie

The director’s oddly spelled World War II epic “Inglourious Basterds” stars actor Brad Pitt, and production began in Europe in October.

Spell-checker befouls story

Food summit seeks “green revolution” for Africa

ban-160.jpgAs leaders made lofty speeches, many blaming trade barriers and befouls for driving up prices, delegations worked on a summit declaration for release on Thursday.