Uninformed Comment

More proofreading needed

Posted in Grammar & usage, Humour by uninformedcomment on May 27, 2009

As before, it came through the door.  Sounds like a very bad horror movie, doesn’t it?  “It Came Through The Door”.  Anyway, more evidence that who can spell and punctuate are being laid off by the media, this time from a local Housing Association:

CustomersHavingTheirSay

(Image blurred and otherwise mutilated to obscure location information and allow the perpetrators to wallow in anonymity.)

What concerns me most is this: when the recession’s over, and the green shoots of recovery have turned to mighty oaks, will those people get their jobs back?  Or will the employers think “well, we got away without a proofreader for ages, so why bother now”?  We’ll know with time, of course, but meanwhile I can’t help but feel we’re in danger of losing something small but important, and losing it for a very long time.

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  1. scorpivs said, on August 2, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    …that it is simply not a typographical error
    is the most painful part; I fear for the future
    of desktop publishing.

    Gotta keep the customer’s happy lol


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