Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Paging 24 Hours's proofreader

Not to get in a rut, but in the interests of being evenhanded, I probably ought to slag the GTA's number two free transit paper, 24 Hours. From a story about Jack White snubbing Lindsay Lohan's entreaty to play on her debut album (and good for him):
He said in an interview : "We don't have a Frank Sinatra or a Patti Page nowadays. What do we have? Ashlee Simpson instead of Patty Page!"
Know what else we used to have? Newspaper editorial staff who could keep the spelling of Patti Page's name consistent from one sentence to another. Granted, she's not in the public eye as much these days, but I didn't think proofreading had also fallen so out of favor.

5 Comments:

Blogger SadPunk said...

If I'm not mistaken (and I probably am), it's ASHLEE Simpson, not ASHLEY Simpson. It just keeps getting worse, doesn't it?

11/18/2004 12:24:00 AM  
Blogger Peter Lynn said...

Whoops! No, that mistake was mine. Corrected.

11/18/2004 06:24:00 AM  
Blogger Peter Lynn said...

Honestly, though -- who in their right mind spells it that way?

11/18/2004 06:25:00 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

I think there might be something funny about that.

11/18/2004 06:43:00 AM  
Blogger Peter Lynn said...

What, about me undercutting my entire point? It's certainly mortifying.

11/18/2004 02:47:00 PM  

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