Thursday, 10 June 2010

So many questions ...

I wouldn't normally pick up on basic errors but this headline and article from the London Weekly, really deserve a mention. I was always taught to never leave the reader asking questions ... such as: Was she eight or nine? How can you have eight (a plural) with year (a singular) without a hyphen? What exactly does 'local London' mean? Why is the first letter of each word capped up in the headline? Is it necessary to use 'swimming' twice in the intro. Is 'luckily' an appropriate word in a news story? Why do we allow anonymous communication people to take up half the story with their PR-speak? Oh, and somewhat critically, did the girl drown or not? Luckily, I am pleased to report, she didn't.

No comments:

Post a Comment