Friday, January 14, 2011

Oops, wrong word

Sometimes you just use the wrong word, and the mind doesn't realize it.

Take this sentence: Hamilton hit .359 with 32 home runs and 100 RBIs last year, continuing his resurgence following cocaine and alcohol addition.

I assume they mean cocaine and alcohol addiction.

Here's another sentence with a problem:

Therefore, this notion that Rivera can hire someone who might be able to develop an offense that can highlight the skill set of Jimmy Clausen, or whomever is the quarterback, is a little farfetched.

Yes, whomever should be whoever.

Next, here's a headline found online:

Women who allegedly steals furs by putting them under her clothes busted again

It's one woman, so that first word should be singular, not plural. They got it right on their web site, so I assume the editor just hurried when he put together a roundup of stories.

Finally, here's another headline bothers me:

The Grammer's take their fight to late night

The story is about Kelsey and Camille Grammer, so I'd make that headline The Grammers take their fight to late night. There's no need for an apostrophe.

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