Monday, June 12, 2006

Well Phuck Me!!!

This post comes courtesy of Ivy Baby. Thanks for thinking of me and my anal-retentive language blog. I love it!

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KCRA of Sacramento is “Where the News Comes First.” Spelling must rate somewhere below that. Here’s an excerpt from an article dated 09 June, 2006:

One of the horses is a 26-year-old Arabian mare that is at least 400 pounds underweight. Magnifying the cruelty is the fact that she's been fighting for her life while also taking care of her 5-month-old philly.

Here’s the link.

There is no byline, so the entire KCRA organization is liable for this blunder:

Dear Newscomesfirsters,

“Philly” is a nickname for, you guessed it, Philadelphia; a.k.a. the City of Brotherly Love. “Filly” is the word you should have used, unless you were referring to a five-month-old block of Philly cream cheese, in which case you would be guilty of not capitalizing the word.

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KCRA corrected the post on 6/12/06.
Apparently proofreading lags behind
the writing. Or maybe someone sent
them a note :-)

5 comments:

Ivy the Goober said...

ohmigosh! It's right now. At least you know it DID say "philly". Love the title to your post, Carlos.

Karlos said...

Bastards! They went and fixed it on me. LOL. I guess the DO have proofreaders after all! :-)

Grinny Granny said...

My husband found your blog and got me onto it. I work for a weekly newspaper, so I see some of these common errors. The one that really tickled my funny bone was "Sympathy?" (Dec. 19, 2005). I see lots of errors on local newscasts, also. I'll have to make notes and share some with you.

Karlos said...

Thanks for visiting!

I look forward to hearing your gems :-)

Bridget Jones said...

A horse made of cream cheese, how odd. Thank heavens someone cares.