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#121 johnk

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:23 AM

???
 
http://www.sookenews...afety-concerns/
 
Every time I step out to pick up an Oak Bay News, I risk reading material written by a retard.

Without an editor.

#122 Mike K.

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:30 AM

"Building in extra time, choosing alternate routes, or taking a deep breath and engaging patience will help ease the frustration."

 

On my cars the patience engagement button is situated above the trunk release.

 

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#123 lanforod

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 11:40 AM

We all know you're lying, you drive a hatchback (two of em, actually), not a sedan.


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#124 Mike K.

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 12:59 PM

Not at one time!


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 10:02 AM

???

 

http://www.sookenews...afety-concerns/

 

Every time I step out to pick up an Oak Bay News, I risk reading material written by a retard.

 

Are you the one filling in my crossword?


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#126 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 01:06 PM

This August 4th article seems to have been written in a strange tense:

 

Sidney’s famous red tailed hawk — who survived growing up in an eagle’s nest — got his very own day.

 

The Town of Sidney declared August 6, 2017 as “Bald Eagle Hawklet Day” in the community. That same day, members of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation planned a neighbourhood get-together to share the many stories, images and video about the hawk.

 

 

A block party was scheduled for Aug. 6 to recognize this unusual event.

 

 

http://www.saanichne...ts-its-own-day/

 

Plus it has some fancy writing:

 

Observers have been watching it when they can to see if acts like and eagle, or will be more like a hawk — eating like one of its own and staying away from other eagles, which might not cotton to the smaller raptor.

 


Edited by VicHockeyFan, 04 August 2017 - 01:06 PM.

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 01:50 PM

^Might not cotton I reckon, sho' 'nuff...lawdy, lawdy!

 

I beg Black Press, CHEK and C-FAX writers to spend 90 seconds reading your copy out loud before clicking the "publish" button.


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“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#128 Rob Randall

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 01:54 PM

That same day, members of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation planned a neighbourhood get-together

 

That same day, members of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation have planned a neighbourhood get-together

 

Adding a word yanks that sentence back into the present tense.


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“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#129 Rob Randall

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 02:01 PM

No, that's future tense, right? My word smarts come more from what looks and sounds right based on experience than from any fancy book-learnin'.

 

I would avoid "cotton" in a news story as it's too slangy. Especially in a clunky sentence like that.


“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#130 johnk

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 02:18 PM

^Might not cotton I reckon, sho' 'nuff...lawdy, lawdy!
 
I beg Black Press, CHEK and C-FAX writers to spend 90 seconds reading your copy out loud before clicking the "publish" button.

Maybe too cheap to hire a high school grad to edit the Grade 8 dropouts "writing" this nonsense.

#131 johnk

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 02:21 PM

No, that's future tense, right? My word smarts come more from what looks and sounds right based on experience than from any fancy book-learnin'.
 
I would avoid "cotton" in a news story as it's too slangy. Especially in a clunky sentence like that.

They managed to screw up the colloquialism entirely. One "cottons
on" to something. No such verb as "to cotton".
Where do they find these pre-literates? Might be time to review hiring practices.

#132 jonny

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 02:23 PM

I reckon they is fixin to be too big for their britches. They ain't got a lick of common sense, if you ask me. I bet they gets all gussied up when they sit in front of their fandangled writing machines, and gets all ornery and down right uppity when us reg'lar folk wonder why they can't carry a tune in a bucket when it comes to writing their fancy articles. Just get to the point, I says. Shit or get off the pot.


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#133 Bingo

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 04:01 PM

^Might not cotton I reckon, sho' 'nuff...lawdy, lawdy!

 

I beg Black Press, CHEK and C-FAX writers to spend 90 seconds reading your copy out loud before clicking the "publish" button.

 

It is a proofreading mistake if you proof read you own material. In the olden days the newspapers all had a proof reading department as most writers couldn't spell their own name.



#134 johnk

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 02:20 PM

It is a proofreading mistake if you proof read you own material. In the olden days the newspapers all had a proof reading department as most writers couldn't spell their own name.


Because in the old days of newspapers most writers were too drunk!
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#135 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:29 PM

http://www.vicnews.c...50-celebration/

 

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#136 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:32 PM

The final straw for him cane about two weekend ago when this year’s Peninsula Panthers hit the ice to start practices. 

 

 

http://www.vicnews.c...-hockey-season/


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 05:25 PM

http://www.saanichne...ria-schoolyard/

 

Police track movements of deceased woman

 

 

:banana:   ... and determine there was very little?

 

 

 
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#138 Rob Randall

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 07:47 PM

http://www.vicnews.c...-hockey-season/


And they used "hit the ice" twice in the same short story. Better to use "laced up the skates" if anything but really, cliches should be avoided like the plague.
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“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#139 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 07:52 PM

What about "quaky"?

 

This isn’t the first time things have gotten quaky lately though.

 

 

https://www.sookenew...e-this-morning/


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#140 Rob Randall

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 07:58 PM

What about "quaky"?
 
https://www.sookenew...e-this-morning/


A real word used appropriately. Judges say it's allowed.
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