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#904486 - 12/21/15 02:27 AM Basic Typos - are Journalists Lazy?  
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An article complaining about typos has a typo right in the key quote. Just what is a "coucntry" and why didn't their copy of Word catch that? smile

http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/15/americas/colombia-not-columbia/



Journalists could at least *try* smile.


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#904488 - 12/21/15 05:44 AM Re: Basic Typos - are Journalists Lazy? [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]  
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I think the article was about ignorance, as "Columbia" isn't a typo. But I did have a little chuckle about the typo in the article - it's exactly the kind of typo that the spell check picks up. It's very annoying to read books that are full of typos - Springer publishers are notorious for it and they aren't the only ones.


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#904540 - 12/22/15 01:36 PM Re: Basic Typos - are Journalists Lazy? [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]  
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I have mixed feelings about this -- bigger companies should have efficient HUMAN proofreaders and writers. Smaller companies should have more efficient, knowledgeable writers.


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#904542 - 12/22/15 01:56 PM Re: Basic Typos - are Journalists Lazy? [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]  
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Mona - right, exactly. The typo in the article would have clearly sprung out if someone bothered to even run a basic "Word" spell check. Clearly they didn't care to even do that much.


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