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My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: August 07, 2017, 11:17:20 AM »
...........(according to today's Record):




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My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 11:52:17 AM »
Things appear to be a bit jumbled in Woodland Park today.

Speaking of jumbled.............today's Jumble puzzle and today's Jumble answer are unrelated (the dates in the cartoon and the answer match).

Maybe I should start a thread called "Eyes on The Record".   ;)


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 06:36:08 PM »
Isn't that why The Sasson Report was invented?

http://thesassonreport.blogspot.com/

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2017, 10:10:40 PM »
No - that's why his previous "EYE on The Record" was "invented".

Mine would have EYES.............one of them winked in my previous post.


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2017, 11:05:56 PM »
Gotcha!  ;D

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 11:10:09 AM »
I like it -- Victor Sasson, editor of Eye on The Record.

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2017, 01:00:00 PM »
You won't like this:

Mini-headline on today's front page (this is acceptable English?):


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2017, 08:04:42 AM »
A familiar activity? You mean that annoying thing that happens in the winter time? Isn't it supposed to be sunny and 70 all winter? How dare it snow?
Amazing how times have changed, not to mention sloppy grammar  :o
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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 11:03:07 AM »
Things have gotten particularly sloppy in the sports section, where you can usually find a couple of errors nearly every day. This didn't happen before and I don't think it's the writers' fault because they were with the paper way before the changeover, when this was not a problem.

From today's paper (Pages 1S and 2S):


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2017, 12:50:53 PM »
Today's score: Sports -3.5
                      Local: -1


SPORTS

1. In the photo, the running back catches the pass. Although that completes the play, pass completion is a quarterback statistic. A receiver is never said to "complete a pass". He can have catches and receptions (or drops), but a complete or incomplete pass is credited or charged to a quarterback.

2. "Strata" is the plural of "stratum". "...a different strata" is like saying "...a bad mistakes".

3. It's kind of obvious what the problem is here (I hope).

4. (not shown) The -0.5 comes from an article where a player is referring to a coach's criticism. What's written has the player supposedly saying, "Of course, he'll be extra crucial of me because he expects a lot". "Critical" would be the better word (maybe he actually did say it), but there are instances where - mistakenly or not - the words have been used interchangeably.


LOCAL

5. An article about the upcoming solar eclipse appears to be unsure about when the event will take place. Why couldn't it simply say "...just three days away"?


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2017, 11:57:30 AM »
Heed me, need me!

From today's Record, Pg 9S:

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2017, 11:59:59 AM »
From today's Record, pages 7S and 8S:

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2017, 10:29:59 AM »
Today's Record, pg. 5S: "one" is MIA.

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2017, 01:34:03 PM »
The proofreading is worse than the team and that ain't easy.

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2017, 11:27:17 AM »
I wonder if a proofreading position still exists after the new owners took over.


New words to learn today!

Any idea what they mean? (no peeking ahead!)

"WEEJS"

"SPRINED"

They can be found in today's sports section of The Record. For some reason, it seems that the sports section gets to provide most - but not all - of these fun learning experiences.

Thankfully, context will translate.


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