Current Topics
WhiteHouse.gov: All LGBT references removed
by pdx rick
07:59 PM
Impossible Possibilities?
by rporter314
06:39 PM
A resilient economy
by logtroll
03:25 PM
Trump Promised to Resign From His Companies — But There’s No Record He’s Done So
by pdx rick
09:59 AM
Unreal The Trump Administration’s First 100 Lies Aren’t Accidents...
by pdx rick
09:50 AM
Trump Forum
by Ken Condon
05:10 AM
Donald Trump: Our national nightmare
by Greger
03:38 AM
HOW TO SAVE MODERN CIVILIZATION---or, a Modest Pro
by Greger
01:08 AM
Reader Rant Roundtable for January, 2017
by Jim D (FreeThinker)
07:55 PM
Populism: Exclusive vs Inclusive Groups
by pondering_it_all
01/22/17 06:50 PM
"Let the Record Show"
by Ujest Shurly
01/22/17 05:28 PM
Women taking it to the street
by Ujest Shurly
01/22/17 05:10 PM
SNL's Putin Congratulates America on Trump’s Inauguration – ‘We Did It'
by pdx rick
01/22/17 10:22 AM
Trump Admin suspends reduction of FHA insurance premium rates
by pdx rick
01/22/17 05:08 AM
intelligence, manning and snowden
by pondering_it_all
01/22/17 04:30 AM
Forum Stats
6206 Members
57 Forums
15709 Topics
271826 Posts

Max Online: 282 @ 05/29/08 05:08 AM
Google Adsense
Topic Options
#271864 - 06/24/14 01:11 AM Copy editing
Ardy Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 12/22/05
Posts: 12005
Loc: San Jose, Ca USA
I just saw the following headline in Los Angeles times

Tsunami advisory, issued after 7.9 Alaska earthquake, is canceled

Canceling an earthquake
Why did no one think of that before

The byline for the article suggested to me that possibly the article was offshore outsourced. Of course it could also be an in experienced and they manage staff at the times. either explanation would be understandable given the extraordinary budget pressures at home news organizations face today


Edited by Ardy (06/24/14 01:22 AM)
_________________________
"It's not a lie if you believe it." -- George Costanza
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves. --Bertrand Russel

Top
#271865 - 06/24/14 04:56 AM Re: Copy editing [Re: Ardy]
pdx rick Offline
Member
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 39698
Loc: Puget Sound, WA

Welp Ardy, the earthquake part is bracketed by commas - in theory, the sentence would read: Tsunami advisory is cancelled.

The "issued after 7.9 Alaska earthquake" is merely frilly sentence cake frosting.
_________________________
Contrarian, extraordinaire



Top
#271869 - 06/24/14 05:39 AM Re: Copy editing [Re: pdx rick]
Ardy Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 12/22/05
Posts: 12005
Loc: San Jose, Ca USA
Originally Posted By: california rick

Welp Ardy, the earthquake part is bracketed by commas - in theory, the sentence would read: Tsunami advisory is cancelled.

The "issued after 7.9 Alaska earthquake" is merely frilly sentence cake frosting.


Yeah I know Rick
But it is still bad writing style
Being clear is the objective
Not being technically correct
_________________________
"It's not a lie if you believe it." -- George Costanza
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves. --Bertrand Russel

Top

Who's Online
1 registered (Greger), 35 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Curmudgeonvt, yloge, joebialek123, DulkreeSon, FordrernSon
6206 Registered Users
A2