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I guess them's the brakes

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by beardpuller, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    I'm not real big on typo threads, but I just opened my Sports Illustrated (or Brett Favre Illustrated), and in DISPLAY type, on Page 60, is the following lift-out sentence from the U.S. Open story: "Her shoes squeaking like subway breaks, Williams won many points simply by virtue of hustle and anticipation."

    Subway breaks? Am I missing something? Is Jared break-dancing in the next commercial?
    They mean brakes, right?
    It also took me less than 5 minutes to read everything in the magazine I found interesting, but that's another thread. Don't know why I still subscribe. Guess I just need the fleece.
  2. SI and SI.com have laid off so many quality people that this keeps happening.

    It's shocking how poorly edited and proofread it's become in the last 18 months or so.

    People that write for SI & SI.com used to get calls constantly from fact checkers. These calls no longer come.

    Although there are moments of occasional brilliance, the thing is a shadow of its former self.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I'll tell my SI story once more.
    As a kid, I used to fine-tooth issues looking for a typo, a little one, anything. NEVER found one. The damn thing was perfect. Always.
    Now it isn't a challenge.
    Braking Up is Hard to Do!
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    They try hard too. give 'em a brake..
  6. it's a message board. we're not being published here.

    we're exchanging ideas and opinions
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    And his opinion is that you don't know the proper use of who vs. that.
  8. Bump_Wills

    Bump_Wills Member

    Not to go all academic, but "that" has a pretty rich history as a relative personal pronoun.

    The who-vs.-that distinction is more a matter of style than a matter of being proper or improper. (It's an entirely reasonable and wise style call, I agree.)

  9. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Interesting stuff.

    But here, it's still always "who." :)
  10. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Who, rather than that.
    That, rather than which.

    Oh, and Andre Laguerre is spinning like a top.
  11. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    What kind of childhood did you have, Moddy? :)
  12. CarlSpackler

    CarlSpackler Member

    In their Olympic preview, they had a capsule talking about which US team was "the brainiest" (that would be the fencing team, based on number of Rhodes Scholars, etc.) Anyhow, in that capsule they managed to spell the word "finalist" as "finalest." Ouch.
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