Irony in the Picksburgh Post-Gazette

As an editor, this is the kind of mistake you don’t want to miss. It could have only been worse if the story was about a grammar conference.

Oops. A typo.

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4 Responses to Irony in the Picksburgh Post-Gazette

  1. Richard says:

    I’m sure that was on purpose…

  2. AxsDeny says:

    I wish it was. They corrected it the next day on their website.

  3. Stan Bumpas says:

    To AxsDeny,

    Don’t we all make mistakes? One of your mistakes appeared in your Slashdot posting on Thursday, 2005 Dec 01. You wrote —

    Google has rolled out virus protection for it’s web based email service. Apparently they are scanning incoming and outgoing messages for infected messages. Read more on their “what’s new” page.

    Note the contraction “it’s” in the above quote. Well, we know that we can always get the usage of “its” and “it’s” right if we substitute the phrase “it is” for “it’s”. You just had a little extra punctuation in your posting. You may do better next time.

  4. AxsDeny says:

    Touché. I should have caught the mistake. There are two differences here though.

    1. I copy and pasted the text from another site. I did not write it.
    2. I do not sell 10’s of thousands of subscriptions nor do I have editors working full time.

    Can the Post-Gazette say the same?

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