Wednesday, June 4, 2008

You Get What You Pay For

I love the Boston Metro because it's free. Also, it contains a lot of errors, which I enjoy mocking. This free paper recently started a program called the Metro Life Panel, which is also free. You fill out surveys about current events and have the opportunity to receive free best-sellers and other swag. But, man, are their e-mails poorly written. Check out this one that I received yesterday encouraging me to fill out a survey about the NBA Finals (Go Celtics!):

They misuse a hyphen in the first paragraph, misspell "special" and "edition," and commit an apostrophe catastrophe ("Thursdays editition [sic]"). Metro, if you give me some more free stuff, I'll help you proofread.

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