Monday, May 31, 2010

Preefrooding is a Dying Art

Here are Samples of Proofreading Gone Awry at Newspapers

H/t a friend of My Dear Wife
Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter 
This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.   

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says  

      No crap, really? Ya think?  

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers

Now that's taking things a bit far!   Sorta overkill.

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over 
What a guy! No Pictures Please!   

Miners Refuse to Work after Death  
 No-good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's! You just can't get good help. 

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant 
See if that works any better than a fair trial! What happened to innocent until proven guilty? 

War Dims Hope for Peace
 I can see where it might have that effect!  

 If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile  
 Ya think?!  

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures 
  Who would have thought! 

Enfield (  London  ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide     
They may be on to something! And the first clue was? 

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges     
    You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?   

Man Struck By Lightning: Faces  Battery  Charge       
He probably IS the battery charge! 

New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group   
Weren't they fat enough?! 

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft   
That's what he gets for eating those beans! 

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks   
       Do they taste like chicken?

  Local   High School Dropouts Cut in Half  
 Chainsaw Massacre all over again! 

Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors    
Boy, are they tall!    

And the winner is....   

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead  
         Did I read that right? 

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