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Re: Copyedit 101
« Reply #165 on: June 09, 2014, 10:30:03 AM »
There's an airline ad plastered all over BART stations -- promoting their sleeper seats -- that says you'll "wake up in a different continent". In my experience, one is "IN a country" but "ON a continent".  What say ye copy editors?
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Re: Copyedit 101
« Reply #166 on: June 09, 2014, 05:10:17 PM »
There's an airline ad plastered all over BART stations -- promoting their sleeper seats -- that says you'll "wake up in a different continent". In my experience, one is "IN a country" but "ON a continent".  What say ye copy editors?

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Re: Copyedit 101
« Reply #167 on: April 03, 2015, 07:18:48 PM »
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Re: Copyedit 101
« Reply #168 on: November 08, 2015, 07:28:37 PM »
An FB friend (a news guy I worked with in my radio days) posted this excerpt from a NY Times article today and asked whatever happened to editors:

"Mrs. Trudeau attributes the stability that has finally came to her life largely to the patient work of Dr. Colin Cameron, a psychiatrist at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Center, a mental health center."
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Re: Copyedit 101
« Reply #169 on: November 18, 2015, 08:13:13 PM »
Coulda put this in the "Print Media" thread too. But if you haven't encountered this (actual WashPo) headline on Facebook...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/11/14/uranus-might-be-full-of-surprises/?postshare=2711447881986962&tid=ss_fb-bottom
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Re: Copyedit 101
« Reply #170 on: November 19, 2015, 09:55:26 AM »
Coulda put this in the "Print Media" thread too. But if you haven't encountered this (actual WashPo) headline on Facebook...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/11/14/uranus-might-be-full-of-surprises/?postshare=2711447881986962&tid=ss_fb-bottom

Any headline including the word "Uranus" is fraught with danger. Tread carefully.
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Re: Copyedit 101
« Reply #171 on: June 29, 2016, 05:06:27 PM »
I think the media missed a headline opportunity:

Heavens To Murgatroyd! Brexit Stage Left
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Re: Copyedit 101
« Reply #172 on: June 30, 2016, 10:03:30 PM »
I think the media missed a headline opportunity:

Heavens To Murgatroyd! Brexit Stage Left
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Re: Copyedit 101
« Reply #173 on: July 06, 2016, 09:04:02 AM »
The NY Times Food FB page posted a recipe with the comment "You're summer sandwich." To which I replied "I am?"  And someone else wrote "I am not!"
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Re: Copyedit 101
« Reply #174 on: December 23, 2017, 11:08:59 AM »
A copy editor's Christmas: It's "God Rest Ye Merry (comma) Gentlemen", NOT "God Rest Ye (comma) Merry Gentlemen"
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Re: Copyedit 101
« Reply #175 on: March 14, 2018, 09:33:26 AM »
From an article on Slate.com:

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A California teacher who was a reserve officer for the local police department and trained in firearms accidentally fired a loaded gun in his classroom on Tuesday.

It's really hard to fire an unloaded gun.
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