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Chacham's Journal: Typo: Slashdot: Missing subjects (Must look at title) 2

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Besides the nearly daily typo on slashdot, there is another disturbing trend. It shows up about once a week, but we were blasted with two of them yesterday. And that is the missing subject. The story will mention "it" or something similar, but doesn't say what "it" is. For that, we have to look at the title. *Very* poor writing skills.

Here's the links. If you haven't read them yet, you may want to read the subject before the title for the full effect.


Mikoca writes "Information Week carries the story of how its author signed it "andy" and left the message "I'm just doing my job, nothing personal, sorry." Thanks, Andy!"


pollux03 writes "According to ABC news, 'In an internal memorandum distributed on Wednesday, the department declared "Courier New 12" - the font and size decreed for US diplomatic documents for years - to be obsolete and unacceptable after February 1. "In response to many requests and with a view to making our written work easier to read, we are moving to a new standard font: 'Times New Roman 14'," said the memorandum. ' The report goes on to cite a few exceptions to the rule including official telegraphs."

Note that in the last one "the department" is actually never defined, even in the title.

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