I should have stopped reading

I should have just stopped reading after this headline on Yahoo! omg!:

lamborghinis omg

The use of the apostrophe to form a plural was a dead giveaway: The article was going to have a few little, minor, teensy-weensy issues with the language. And it did:

recieved omg

There’s really no excuse for misspelling received, is there? Isn’t a spell-checker standard equipment in any program that can be used for writing? And didn’t we all learn in third grade it’s “I before E, except after C, or when sounded like A as in neighbor and weigh“? I guess not.

I have no idea if little North’s car is an exact replica of her father’s car, but I’m pretty sure it isn’t “an exactly replica.”

The writer hopes the speedometer (of presumably the toy car) was modified during the recreation, by which I think she means re-creation, which is the wrong word even with a hyphen.

The author must have been having quite a time (and perhaps some eggnog) when pounding out this article, because she totally screwed up Giuseppe Zanotti’s name, too.


2 Responses to “I should have stopped reading”

  1. ZZMike Says:

    The spelling and the writing almost exactly match the profound significance of the article.

    • Laura Says:

      Well, it is from omg! — a site that specializes in celebrity gossip. I think that omg! writers/editors don’t think their readers notice things like misspellings, bad grammar, and the like.

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