| John the OFM ||02 Jul 2014 5:44 a.m. PST|
"A new study has showed
Do you have to pass a written test to write for the Maine News?
|RavenscraftCybernetics ||02 Jul 2014 6:33 a.m. PST|
No on edits past spellcheck these days. Many dont go that far.
|Repiqueone||02 Jul 2014 7:20 a.m. PST|
True, most publications have cut back editors more than any other position. In the past, the last line of defense against error was the editor. They also wrote the headlines for the articles, not the writer. Now it often goes directly from some inexperienced 20 something's mind to print.
TV has greatly suffered in this regard as well. Hardly a newscast goes by without some grammatical error, or the mispronouncing of a common word or place name, especially on local newscasts. Misspelled lower third supers are often a source of amusement as well.
| 20thmaine ||02 Jul 2014 7:30 a.m. PST|
@RavenscraftCybernetics – indeed they don't
|jpattern2||02 Jul 2014 8:55 a.m. PST|
All gentlemen know it should be "shewn," don't you know.
|altfritz||02 Jul 2014 9:48 a.m. PST|
The OFM knows it's "Little and Less". This was just a test.
|Texas Jack||02 Jul 2014 11:24 a.m. PST|
Good gravy, that was terrible! I hope next time they do it much more better.
|Streitax ||02 Jul 2014 2:16 p.m. PST|
No, jpattern2, that's 'has showed'.
| 20thmaine ||02 Jul 2014 2:59 p.m. PST|
That was not as awesomer as it could meant to have be.
|Ed Mohrmann ||03 Jul 2014 7:46 a.m. PST|
And it was much funner in the old days
|jpattern2||03 Jul 2014 10:46 a.m. PST|
Rather you know it or not, Ed, it still is, supposively.
|Last Hussar||17 Aug 2014 6:35 a.m. PST|
How dare you complain – don't you know anyone complaining about modern language fails to realise that languages change and evolve. How dare you impose a desire for coherence on creativity.
With Amazon bullying publishers, the rise of self publishing, and the belief the man in the street is as good as a trained journalist it can only get dumber.