Thursday, 17 May 2012

Vowel Alert

I find it particularly puzzling when a headline contains a mistake, but I try never to become defeatist:

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Which Member Precisely?

The HSU - Thomson scandal is so unedifying that it is some comfort to know that only one member of the union was actually ripped off:

A Skill Gauge

The headline writer has made the body of the article redundant - or at least proved its point:

Weak Week

Usually, the magazine called The Week is pretty reliable when it comes to typos but recently an article got through that was just a swarming mess of errors:
You have to wonder if drugs were involved, when you find this (told led her):

and this (Not for wanting of trying):
and this (would soon to be shot):

all within one article.

Is Dyslexia a Disability?

Certainly, whoever wrote this caption seems to be suffering from it:

Three cheers for equal opportunities, I suppose.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Oh No

I'm hoping that the New Yorker has some eccentric style rule that states that 'Nobel', as in Nobel prize, must always be spelt as Noble. If that is not the case, then all is lost - if the New Yorker has started to let mistakes slip through, then civilisation is doomed:

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Now Now

At the National Portrait Gallery in London they are just as bad at captions as they are at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (see earlier postings):

A Case of Pot and Kettle

When you write about taking your eye off things, it's a good idea to keep your eye on your own words:

(Apologies for the poor quality of this picture - my good camera was temporarily unavailable)