So few words, so many mistakes

What was the writer for Yahoo! News‘ “The Sideshow” going for with this?

scarlett letter news

Is this a reference to Scarlett Johansson? No? In that case, scarlet is the correct spelling?

Is this a reference to the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne? Yes? Then it should be “The Scarlet Letter,” with the word The as part of the title. No? Then it should be the scarlet letter, without quotation marks or capital letters.

Whatever the writer was trying to convey, she failed.

2 Responses to “So few words, so many mistakes”

  1. lectorconstans Says:

    Maybe even Scarlett O’Hara? Even assuming the writer knew about Hawthorne, the analogy is a stretch. Maybe the toll-road people could put a big red “T” decal on the cars.

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