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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Maybe hire a copy editor?

Yahoo News headline: Women, girls rape victims in Haiti quake

Comment on CNN screen crawl: Jewish lobby runs America

MSNBC: I-Team: Judge Married Woman, Suspected Abuser

WJZ-TV: Man Arrested For Sexual Assault On College Campus

Reuters: BOJ split vote raises doubts about future easing

CNBC: End of Mortgage Buys Form of Tightening: Pimco


4 comments:

  1. "Sexual Assault on College Campus"? The image is rather confounding.

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  2. Good enuff fer gummint work:

    http://census.maryland.gov/

    I'll send a buck to the person who spots the most errors.

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  3. SHAMEFUL. :(

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  4. The online headline at the Sun today read "Complaint filed against judge who wed defendant, woman." Not quite as bad as the one above, but it still took one too many neurons to understand it on skimming.

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