Friday, March 6, 2015

Poor Proofreading Makes For Brow-Raising Headlines


These headlines are making their way around the internet for the millionth time, so you might have already read them. Hopefully, they're just as entertaining the second time around. Mind you, some of the topics are seriously morbid, so we're not laughing anyone's tragedy, just the editing oversights over at the newsroom.

Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter   

This one was in the SGV Tribune. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.       
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Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says     
       No, do you really think so?
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Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers              
       Now that's taking things a bit far!    
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Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over              
       What a guy!      
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Miners Refuse to Work after Death     
       No-good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's!   
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Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant       
     See if that works any better than a fair trial!       
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War Dims Hope for Peace       
     I can see where it might have that effect!   
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If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile        
     Ya think?!   
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Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures             
     Who would have thought!    
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Enfield (London) Couple Slain;  Police Suspect Homicide
    They may be on to something!   
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Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges             
     You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?       
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Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge           

     He probably IS the battery charge!   
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New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group      
     Weren't they fat enough?!   
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Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft      
That's what he gets for eating those beans!      
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Kids Make Nutritious Snacks              
     Do they taste like chicken?   
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Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half             
     Chainsaw Massacre all over again!   
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Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
     Boy, are they tall!       
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Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead    
     Did I read that right? 
  
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  Now that you've smiled at least once, it's your turn to spread the stupidity and send this to someone you want to bring a smile to (maybe even a chuckle). We all need a good laugh, at least once a day!


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