Saturday, November 17, 2007

We Making Typing Good

It's an epidemic that just won't stop. Major internet portal sites like Yahoo!, MSN, and AOL hire people to write sports articles (usually based on an AP, Reuters, or local newspaper story) and said people have no ability to form coherent sentences. Editors? Proofreaders? For suckers, they are!
Yankees out, Dodgers in, Lowell chase?
Saturday, Nov 17, 2007 10:42 am EST

The Boston Globe updated the negotiating status of free agent third baseman Mike Lowell Saturday and indicated the New York Yankees may longer be pursuing Lowell to play first base.

The Globe, citing a television source, said the Yankees appear willing to go with a plantoon between Jason Giambi and Shelly Duncan.

The Los Angeles Dodgers may decided to go after Lowell since the Florida Marlins are seeking three, high-level prospects for Miguel Cabrera.

Three sentences in the article. Four huge errors. Meanwhile, these overpaid hacks look down on the blogosphere.

I imagine a plantoon is a either some sort of a tiny banana, pair of trousers, platform boat, or Oliver Stone flick. I'm hoping trousers, because "the Yankees appear willing to go with a pair of trousers between Jason Giambi and Shelly Duncan" makes me giggle like a schoolgirl.

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posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 12:39 PM   3 comments







3 Comments:

At 11/17/2007 2:14 PM, Blogger TaggedTruck said...

I love the tag "english motherfucker do you speak it" on this article. And yes, pants is a good definition.

My word verification is
"pzaah" and I like that.

 
At 11/19/2007 3:41 PM, Blogger June said...

also the punctuation in the headline is annoying

 
At 11/19/2007 5:02 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

It's not even just the punctuating in the headline... I don't see HOW one coudl punctuate that abortion of a phrase correctly.

I'm glad someone else shared my pet peeves with me for once.

 

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