I feel bad even mentioning this, but after I spotted it, I can’t let it go. As a writer who spends alot of time perfecting my words and checking everything, I’m very consistent with my work. Very few mistakes slip by me in my work, and yes I do miss things.
But this? Someone got paid to write this.
The website for one of my local television stations had this as a direct quote from someone. Now, while I feel terrible about the circumstances (the death of the quoter’s son), I can’t fathom that these were his spoken words, or that someone was truly that terrible at deciphering and transcribing them:
“I don’t want to see anything to the person I want help define all the people who do this I want enough coverage I want people to know I don’t want this to be swept under the rug or die in a cold case.”
My head hurts and my eyes are bleeding. I’m writing this at 1 am, so it’s not worth the torture, but wow…can’t even for two reasons – senseless crime to life, and senseless crime to good grammar!
Writers, take notes. Take lots of notes. Someone got paid to write this!