I cannot believe how poorly so many newspaper writers present their material. They cannot make subjects and predicates agree. I suspect many do not even know the meaning of the terms “subject” and “predicate”. They use words incorrectly. They use wrong words. They cannot punctuate their word groups. They would not know a comma splice if it hit them in the face. They rarely proof and correct their efforts. And, what is worse, newspapers do not seem to have any proof readers in their employ.
So, when I find errors, I draw attention to them.
If there are errors, the message is unintelligible.
If a writer cannot take the time to proof and correct his work, he should try another profession. Marshall McLuhan stated that the “medium is the message”. If the medium is incorrectly presented, what is the message? Draw your own conclusions.
“Assuming the same proportion of Canadian guys are into shoulder furniture, each with a content value of $680, a staggering $7.1 billion worth of goods are being routinely carried about by men coast to coast.”
Misty Harris, “Men turning to metrosexual bag”, The Windsor Star, Thursday, July 12, 2007.
The word for today is “nescient”.
Define the word and use it in a sentence.