Media Errors


This is not a professional blog.  It just takes a minute to read the first paragraph or so to realize that the author, moi, got 60% in Grade 13 English.

At the time, I hated writing.  Now, I actually enjoy it and try to write a post here once a day to try and get some sort of proficiency in the written language.  Some days are better than others!  The nice thing about the blog format is that you can experiment with different types of design and approaches to your writing.  I wish I’d had that option when in high school.  I hated writing essay after essay.  Later, as a teacher, I can’t even imagine sitting down and reading and then marking them.

I am a consumer of information.  Of that, there is no doubt.  This blog is, in part, my way of paying back.

But I digress.

As 2014 ends, a lot of folks are reflecting back on the year that was.  For bloggers, it means looking a high and low points.  An article I read yesterday had me focussing on the lows.

Without a doubt, the worst moment in my writing occurred last week when I wrote the following in the post “Learning While Not Shopping

How’s that for a nice shagging dog story?

Believe it or not, I do proofread the posts.  I guess I just don’t do a very good job at it.  Fortunately, I have a couple of folks who aren’t shy about dropping me a message indicating that I screwed up again.  Thanks, Lisa and Sheila.  In this case, apparently, Lisa waited until she stopped laughing and told me about the error which I quickly corrected (after a laugh of my own).

But, Lisa, my errors pale in comparison to the ones I know you’ll enjoy in this article.

The year in media errors and corrections 2014

While it didn’t make the #1 position, I found this one the funniest.

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So sit back (without a mouthful of coffee) and enjoy the article. 

Interestingly enough, the article has a posting date and a revision date.  Could an error have been found? <grin>

Somehow after reading these, I feel my blog should get a Noble Loriet award for writing.

OTR Links 12/23/2014


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