… or just a chap trying to get things right. This is the question for the day.
This Chap Was Happy To Publish .. this on one of his other sites. It’s a tiny little rant on accuracy in reporting, Even yet another chap … not the other chap … nor yet another chap – no this was even yet another chap …
This could get complicated
… weighed in through email thus …
You are right. It used to be a part of journalistic integrity.
One of my favorite examples is the headline: “Four armed men rob bank” — writing that is sloppy, because it can be misinterpreted in weird ways. As a media outlet, you need to care for your readers and be clear at the outset.
Which, I have to say resulted in some rapid I/O calls on this chap’s memory card, eventually conjuring up this site, that features this graphic …
Interesting to note that when even yet another chap saw this he remarked … “Kind of like a musical scale, but for poetry and prose.” … which in a meta way, this chap thought quite poetical – and much better, succinct way of looking at it than this chap’s.
Meanwhile, this chap liked it becasue it was a nice, visual way …
I see what you did there
… of pointing out that were you to comment on somebodies, say …
deliciously, rounded, clean, classic, yet plummy, british accent
… that in fact would be the only correct way to do it. Since (say) having a
rounded, plummy, clean, classic, deliciously british accent
… is just plain wrong of course this distinction is not immediately apparent – where as something like
Four armed men rob bank
well, that’s just wrong – or could be.