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OK, it's snarky, but...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SF_Express, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    The American Copy Editors Society is having its national convention, and announced its national awards. And congratulations to all the winners, by the way:


    But I just can't help myself. Here's a graf from that announcement blog:

    Judges’ comments: Miller’s tone is spot-on, and his wordplay is subtle, nuanced and clever. “Jai-alai fling lasted decades” puts a creative spin on what could have been a simple “business closes” headline while perfectly complimenting the action in the photo below it.”

    That's a complimenting/complementing error in the judges' comments, right?

    I know they happen, but again, considering the group involved, it had to be noted.

    My advance apologies to ACES.
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Well, maybe the headline had a well-disguised statement of praise for the photo that YOU didn't pick up on. ;)
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Congrats Ace ! Nice job.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the complament, boom.

    (The headline seems so-so to me, BTW.)
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    This nitpick would be much more effective with the proper use of "its" in the introductory sentence. (But if the irony is intentional, my apologies.)
  6. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I'm going to claim that a blog announcing awards and a message board should be held to two different standards.

    I won't particularly believe that, but that's what I'm going to claim.

    (Note also how I had one correct its and one incorrect its in that sentence -- although both are correct now.)
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