Saturday, January 30, 2010

They Is It And It Am Them

We noted a few days ago that Jessica McBride is now doing some work* for the Republican front group WPRI.

Unfortunately, she is still working without an editor or proofreader. This is exemplified in the title of her latest post for them:
Does the State Know What Kind of Criminals They Are Sending Back Into Our Neighborhoods?
Singular, plural. Aw, what's the difference, right?

*Divorce attorneys don't come cheap. Don't believe me? Just ask Charlie Sykes.

5 comments:

  1. Ok, being a special ed. teacher and not an English teacher, I don't see the errors. The State is singular as there is only 1 state and everything is plural. What is the problem?

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  2. writers don't write the headlines. Editors do.

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  3. Dan, the headline has the singular state but refers to it in the plural.

    Anon,

    WPRI is a front group for the Bradley Foundation, an extreme neocon group that has published racist papers as "scientific facts."

    Anonymous, that would be too funny, since I do believe that Sykes is the editor.

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