Thursday, October 05, 2006

Fall 2006 WSU Rim Rats


Blogger Beka said...

Ok, so I thought I would be nice and not use the instructions that were left for us from our fearless leader on the Hurricane photo page assignment (even though I found several mistakes). Instead, I decided to take a trip through my work (Circuit City) and look for all the mistakes I could that day. I got started pretty early when I walked in to my manager’s office. He showed me an article that was written about him in the newsletter and his name was spelled James Hayden instead of Haden. Not much later, I went into our newly-designed home installation scheduling screen and read the instructions “After your apointment is scheduled…”. Later I walked over to the Verizon kiosk to say chit-chat and the associate showed me a new flier that her manager just made. On the bottom it said, “Verizon In Side Circuit City”…interesting. The only other thing I found throughout the day, besides the numerous mistakes in the ad (mostly just prices and product descriptions, not grammaticism or spelling), I saw a sign when I left for lunch that said “No smoking a lowed.”

11/05/2006 3:49 AM  
Blogger Beka said...

So, I didn't have a whole lot of exciting editing opportunities this week until this afternoon when I started looking over my church bulletin from last week's service. Bingo. The first thing that jumped out was the announcement that there was lovely new "burghundy" carpet in the children's "chruch". There was also a sentence that said "it's house" when it was showing possession so it should have been "its".

11/11/2006 9:11 PM  
Blogger Beka said...

Well, Les, since you're the only one who can see this, I guess I'm just talking to you! At any rate, I have a few comments about some of the headlines in Monday's edition of the Sunflower. First, I really don't like the headline at the top right on the front page. "Concealed carry faces restrictions"...I had to read it 3 or 4 times to figure out just what they were talking about because it either needs to be hyphenated (Concealed-carry) or just re-worded completely because how it's broken up ("concealed" is on the top line, then "carry faces" is on the second line), it looks like concealed carry-faces when you read it. Anyway, the second headline that I really didn't like was on the inside. "Prom clashes with 10 Sugar Charlie". It sounds like a prom class rioted against them or something. If you read the story that's not the case, but I just thought the headline was really bad.

11/16/2006 10:58 AM  
Blogger Beka said...

So I have had this weird habit for as long as long as I can remember...I find misspelled words and grammatical errors everywhere I look. From billboards to candy wrappers, I have found mistakes in the most unlikely of places and it drives me nuts! This Sunday was no exception. I was eating at a restaurant near my house and the menu was so full of mistakes that I decided to make a list. And here it is:
1. Seseme chicken (should be sesame)
2. Shrimps (should be shrimp)
3. Mogolian beef (should be mongolian)
4. Mixed vegetable (should be vegetables…they had it right in other parts of the menu)
5. Shrimps Coctail
6. B.B.Q and barbecue (a style issue…spelled the same word different ways several times on the menu)
7. deep fried shrimps (deep-fried shrimp?)
8. cubelets,, (two commas)
9. 8 ox. (8 oz.)
10. Kung Pao, Kungpao (written two different ways on the menu)

Wow. Pretty sad if you ask me.

11/20/2006 9:02 PM  
Blogger Beka said...

This blog is dedicated to all of the mistakes I found last week. These mistakes were not made by students or amateurs but by our professors themselves! With as much grief as we get and points that are docked, it’s funny to me just how many mistakes I find on syllabi, tests, and assignment instructions. And here they are for your viewing pleasure…
1. On test: Questin 1.
2. On assignment instructions: Place on card stock an (should be and) attach to…
3. On assignment instructions: On small of (should be or) large businesses
4. On syllabus: Comm week edidting
5. Comm wewek
6. On assignment instructions: We will be conducing (conducting)
7. From this basic supposedly unconventional perspective have come some…(commas??)
8. With a concentraton in …(concentration)

See, teachers make mistakes too!

11/20/2006 9:20 PM  
Blogger Beka said...

Just a few observations from my day...I was just watching the movie "Dodgeball" and happened to catch sight of a sign posted in the background which read "If your over 18...". How hard is it to figure out the difference between YOUR and YOU'RE? It seriously drives me nuts. Almost as nuts as when people misuse "there, they're, and there". And furthermore, how does it make onto a movie set without someone catching it? Oh and when people misuse apostrophes it also drives me crazy. I saw a Christmas card on my cousin's refrigerator yesterday that read "Happy Holiday's from the Gehm's".

11/29/2006 12:02 AM  
Blogger Beka said...

This blog entry is dedicated to the November 29th edition of the Sunflower. I have just a few critiques, beginning with the first page. First, I'm just wondering how a "missing wallet returned to wsu student" really made it to the front page? If it was going to be on the front page, I would think a more enticing headline would be more appropriate. Second, the headline "Prevent getting caught in the cold this winter" is really oddly worded in my opinion. There is also a headline on page three that says "Tutor to work to achieve goals as new TRIO adviser". Just like the headline on the first page, it sounds very odd and has too many T's and to's all lumped together. I'm not all that impressed with the headlines that show up in the Sunflower! (Not that I could do any better, but this is a critique blog!)

11/29/2006 11:08 PM  

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