Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Not Perfect on Headlines

To the Public Editor of the Newsless Courier:
Dear Elsa,

I tried to ignore "mosquitos" in a headline earlier this week, even though the first sentence of the article clearly spelled the word "mosquitoes" correctly. However, today's "Area student scores perfect on SAT" set my teeth on edge. Maybe the student's score was perfect, but the headline writer's wasn't.

FYI, either "Area student's scores perfect on SAT" or "Area student scores perfectly on SAT" would have been correct.

What is the possibility of getting someone who can spell (or can learn to use the spell check) and knows grammar to check the headlines before the paper goes to press?


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