"There are only two ways of telling the complete truth—anonymously and posthumously."Thomas Sowell

Friday, May 13, 2005

Give Me A Vowel

...and this gem from an Associated Press story: Tom Delay is a "lightening rod".

One thing is for certain. The state of language in journalism today is "frightning", with no indication of "brightning" on the immediate horizon.


Anonymous said...

I don't get it. That article was quoting Dennis Hastert's defense of DeLay. What's the big deal?

Do you expect us to not read the articles you link to?

Tlaloc said...

the writer mis-spelled "lightning" by adding an "e" in the middle. That's the point of the post.

I do see spelling errors all the time in copy from professional sources. I wouldn't say that's the worst failing of the modern media by any means but it is still depressing.

Jay D. Homnick said...

Tlaloc has agreed with me; will I ever live this down?