Mick Jagger and the band deserve better

When I read something like this, which appears on the Yahoo! front page, I have to wonder what kindergarten dropout wrote this:

fp is forced

Is there any excuse for writing “is forced” instead of “are forced”? Anyone?


2 Responses to “Mick Jagger and the band deserve better”

  1. Book Club Mom Says:

    I bet whoever wrote this just had Mick skipping one of the Stones’ hits and later an editor suggested adding the whole band to the sentence. No excuse though…

    • Laura Says:

      You could be right, although I don’t know if Yahoo! has actual editors working on yahoo.com. In any case, it’s a great example of why you have to reread what you wrote — from the beginning of the sentence — after you make a change.

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