Friday, September 5, 2008

THE GAUNTLET IS DOWN

EDITORIAL

In today's "Letters to the Editor" section of the Windsor Star, there is a letter written by me that decries today's careless and slipshod acceptance of incorrect English. I stand by the letter but I am disappointed and resent the obvious spelling error in paragraph seven. The error is not mine. I have the original e-mail and there is no error in it.
I wonder why an error was inserted?
The line has been marked in the sand.
The gloves are off.


ONCE AGAIN...

Find and correct the error in the following excerpt.

"Under the terms of the tunnel proposal, Infrastructure Ontario would loan $75 million to the recently formed Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Corporation."
Doug Williamson, "Border wait worries mayor", The Windsor Star, Friday, September 5, 2008.


TODAY'S WORD

The word for today is "miscreant".
Define "miscreant" and use it in a sentence.


CORRECTIONS & EXPLANATIONS

Corrections and explanations for this week's entries will be posted Sunday.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think you must hate Shakespeare. He spelled the same words differently and made up over 1700 words. This over a timespan of how many years?
Funnily enough, the audiences of the day were able to understand what he was saying, apparently unimpeded.
Perhaps you are just dense!!

BBS said...

I had a good chuckle when I read today's word. It seemed rather appropriate given your editorial above. :)