Failures in editing

Don’t worry, I’m not about to bore you with a long list of “they’re” for “their,” or herds of wandering apostrophes hoping to find contractions.  In fact, this is really just a singular failure – in both senses of that phrase.

Below is a timed screen cap of MSN.com’s front page.  See if you can spot the area of concern.

This word “legends”… I don’t think it means what you think it means.

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One thought on “Failures in editing

  1. Kate P January 6, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    More like failures in diction. Ugh.

    BTW, I do spend time with my sixth graders on “they’re/their/there.” If I can reach at least one of them, it will be worth it!

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