Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Where would we be without proofreaders?

Ask the Adelaide Advertiser.



(For non-Australians: The PM's surname is Gillard. The Addy gets it right in the caption.)

14 comments:

Russell said...

It should read that she doesn't believe in Fods.

mick said...

Maybe the paper doesn't believe in proof readers!

Tyto Tony said...

Proofreaders went extinct many years ago. Subs carry sole responsibility. Some are barely literate. Even The Australian is full of errors.

Snail said...

There but for the frace of Fod ...

Surely the spellchecker would have picked it up? Or the spellchecker did pick it up and someone said 'Pshaw! I know the name of our PM."

Anonymous said...

hehehehe ... sorry .. I can't help laughing :D

Too Food!

jj

Snail said...

I know. The Media just keep on giving!

Tyto Tony said...

Spellchecker? Too slow and clumsy in many instances. Even worse were/are grammar checkers. But use of both safeguards would pick up the numerous incorrect homonyms (created, it seems, often by voice recognition copytaking systems).

Sherryl said...

Hmmm, does this have any connection with filleting? Of miners? Or was it reciprocal?

Snail said...

Tony, grammar checkers are the work of the devil! I will have no truck with them.

I didn't even think that they might use voice recognition systems. That's an interesting snippet of info.

My favourite stuff up was in the West Australian (but may have not originated there). Someone confused Madame de Pompadour with Madame Pompidou. Hilarity ensued.

Snail said...

Sherryl, I think someone gucked up!

Peter Rozovsky said...

How about this unintentionally revealing bit from -- I am not making this up -- The Australian Men's Shed Association:

"John is also the Chair of the Mt Druitt Shed project that aims mainly at Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander men."
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Snail said...

Oh, deary me!

And in a nice bit of linkage, one of the patrons of the AMSA is the PM's partner.

jj said...

"===
The digital penetration situation is very different here, where less than half of us are wired.
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from: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/first-the-porn-then-the-culture/story-e6frg6zo-1225889713603


How did the editors leave that line in!?"
from techtalk

Snail said...

I wouldn't be at all surprised if that was deliberate!

Mind you, John Howard used a very similar phrase in front of the Canberra press pack, IIRC. I'm pretty sure that wasn't intentional.