Thursday, July 17, 2008

Nearly Done


It's my second-last day of school for the academic year and I can't wait to get out for a while. I'm packing up my desk at the moment (actually, I'm typing at the moment, but you know what I mean). I've got a fair bit to do and I'm cramming it all in at the last minute as usual.


Can I tell you what annoyed me today? Well, I will. The heading in the Herald-Sun: "Broadmeadow's joins $1 million property club". What's wrong with this picture, people? I'm not annoyed that property prices in Broadmeadows are so ridiculous (well, maybe a little); I'm annoyed that Victoria's highest-selling newspaper doesn't know how to use apostrophes! I know that you can't expect much from the Herald-Sun, but I do expect them to be able to edit at the level of a Grade 4 student.


Is it trying to say, "Broadmeadow is joins...", or does Broadmeadow own the 'joins'? I can consider forgiving the odd typing mistake or less obvious grammatical faux pas, but this kind of blunder just screams, in the words of Lynne Truss, "I'm a thicko".


6 comments:

Nick said...

Another one from the same paper...

Heath ledger's uncle charged over bobcat thefts in Perth (http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24033931-662,00.html)

Call me crazy, but I think that Ledger starts with a BIG L.

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Quality Tale said...

I like it very much the entire things....

alison said...

grrrr...the feral apostrophe! it's bad enough when you see it on fruit shop sign's...

Wynn said...

My favourite heading of all times is "Man (something about violence) at death masquerade!"

Death masquerade. Man, I wish I was there.

Andreea Vaas said...

nice fruits and really good blog;)


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