Thursday, January 8, 2009

As If a Murder-Suicide Weren't Tragic Enough

A local South Carolina newspaper added insult to injury when it committed an apostrophe catastrophe when reporting on a murder-suicide. See the line about the "womans friend" in the screenshot below.

Thanks to another Becky for sending this one in.


Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Murder-suicides are indeed tragic. But I don't know anything about "muder-suicide," which the title of your post mentions, so I can't comment on whether such a thing is tragic.

Becky said...

Oh, man, how embarrassing.... At least this blog isn't called "Spelling Catastrophes."

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

You have no idea how many times I, as a copyeditor with 25 years' experience, revise my own blog posts because of errors I've caught—after the posts are already up for the world to see! ;-)