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02 Jul 2014 4:17 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2014 6:44 a.m. PST


"A new study has showed…"
Do you have to pass a written test to write for the Maine News?

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member02 Jul 2014 7:33 a.m. PST

No on edits past spellcheck these days. Many dont go that far.

Repiqueone02 Jul 2014 8:20 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.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2014 8:30 a.m. PST

@RavenscraftCybernetics – indeed they don't wink

jpattern2 Inactive Member02 Jul 2014 9:55 a.m. PST

All gentlemen know it should be "shewn," don't you know.

altfritz02 Jul 2014 10:48 a.m. PST

The OFM knows it's "Little and Less". This was just a test.

Texas Jack02 Jul 2014 12:24 p.m. PST

Good gravy, that was terrible! I hope next time they do it much more better.

Streitax Inactive Member02 Jul 2014 3:16 p.m. PST

No, jpattern2, that's 'has showed'.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2014 3:59 p.m. PST

That was not as awesomer as it could meant to have be.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2014 8:46 a.m. PST

And it was much funner in the old days…

jpattern2 Inactive Member03 Jul 2014 11:46 a.m. PST

Rather you know it or not, Ed, it still is, supposively.

Last Hussar17 Aug 2014 7:35 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.

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