November 11th, 2008
|08:42 am - Seattle Post-Intelligencer needs proof-readers|
Surely someone should have caught this typo?
"If you look historically, the Bible has reference to Unix, which were probably early transsexuals."
(from Transgender Doctor Talks Sex Change Hospital)
(Edit: The original TVGuide article does not contain this error. I wonder if the Seattle P-I had someone read the article to one of their staff members...)
Current Location: Desk at Work
Current Mood: surprised
I can't find the relevant Dilbert strip, but this is how it goes:
Boss - "My boss says we need some eunuch programmers."
Dilbert - "I think he means UNIX and I already know UNIX."
Boss - "Well, if the company nurse comes by, tell her I said never mind."
While up for 2AM feedings with our second child a few years ago, I discovered that WE runs all kinds of interesting material in the wee hours of the morning. I learned about cannibal fetishists and pony play in addition to seeing countless repeats of "A Bunny's Tale".
It beat watching CNN. :)
|Date:||November 11th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)|| |
Ah, I learned about cannibal fetishists and pony play just from reading a lot of friend-of-a-friend Livejournals. ;-)
Is it bad that I find that typo kind of funny? LOL
I'm with you, I think they really need to get some proofreaders in there. I can't believe nobody caught it!
|Date:||November 11th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)|| |
If it's bad, then I'm bad too!
Hilarious. Thanks for the laugh. Maybe the copy editor just had his computer do a spell check?
|Date:||November 13th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)|| |
Proofreading seems to be a lost art! So many times I read something or hear it read on "the news" and think that a 1930's newpaper editor would have someone reduced to the mailroom for less!
One of the worst I've ever heard was a local TV station's announcement before they replayed their 10PM news at 2AM.
"The following was pre-recorded earlier for rebroadcast at this time."
I was to the point of wishing I could jump through the set and strangle them when, after 5 years, they finally changed it!