Sunday, November 14, 2010

Big League Goof

It is well known that the newspapers have abolished the position of proof reader. Look at any paper on any day and you can readily see the effect of this cost cutting.

It is also apparent that the wire services have followed. This little gem came from the Associated Press on November 11. The reporter was commenting on the relationship between two football players, and gave us this thoughtful insight:

"Haden lived with Newton for 1 1/2 years and considers his former roommate when the two were at Florida his best friend."

I don't know what you should call this. There is certainly a 'dangling' something or the other here. It would be difficult to take this simple statement and muddle it up any worse. Vive la educaciĆ³n!

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