Friday, January 08, 2010

Simple Things Right

I’m as prone to misspellings and grammatical mistakes as everyone else, but when you’re in big media and live by the word, you need to get the spelling right, especially for the leads (or “ledes,” a different word meaning nearly the same thing, and here I go getting distracted again) on the home page.

In another arena I remember when a column of numbers didn’t add up on a set of published financial statements. A partner from a Big-Four CPA firm sure was embarrassed when that was pointed out to him by a shareholder. Every mind in that room had a thought that began, if they can’t get that simple thing right….

Dear Chronicle: spell-check didn't know you meant "fiancé".

Huffpo - showing "hypocrisy" by accusing GWB of being an English dunce?

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