Yesterday, when I tried to access my web site, I was flabbergasted to see a notice in place of my home page saying that my site had been hacked by so-and-so (a being with an Arabic looking name); there was also a flag in the centre of the page that appeared to be a rendition of the terrorist group, ISIS, flag.
I was appalled, disgusted, frustrated and really, really angry, which was the reason I chose the quotation about the concept of fear that appeared on the site.
To make a longish story short, I contacted my administrator, who happens to be my son, and he fixed the problem. Thank you to someone who knows lots about computers.
If you happened to see the hacked page, I am sorry you were subjected to such disgusting and hateful tripe. I hope it never happens again.
THE USUAL SUSPECTS
It becomes boring and tedious listing examples of the same errors day after day, week after week, but poor writing construction under the guise of poetic licence is still poor writing. The irony, of course, is that the examples cited are not poetry, so any connection to poetry is fatuous.
So, take your red pens and do your duty and correct the errors in the examples. Be sure to explain your corrections.
“But the people who advocate more beat policing invariably leave out a few inconvenient truths, such as winter. And criminal behaviour.”
CHRIS VANDER DOELEN, “Debating the cost of cops”, The Windsor Star, Thursday, September 25, 2014.
“Well, to those whose heads are buried far enough up their own backsides, perhaps.”
Cam Cole, Postmedia News, “Baseball fans say goodbye to Jeter”, The Windsor Star, Thursday, September 25, 2014.
The word for today is “malediction”.
What part of speech is “malediction”?
Define “malediction” and use it in a sentence of your own creation.
CORRECTIONS & EXPLANATIONS
Corrections and explanations for this week’s entries will be posted tomorrow, Friday.