Friday, May 30, 2014

GottaBeMobile - Minor Typo

Here's yet another article that could have used even a cursory glance to check for any glaring errors. Okay maybe this isn't a "glaring" error; but dammit, someone should have caught it.

As always I want to give the benefit of the doubt to the author. Maybe they view price tags as normally being locked (unaffordable?) but this one is wide open for anyone to snatch it up. I however believe that they probably meant to insert the word "low" somewhere in there. Because for an unlocked phone the Nexus 4 was incredibly cheap in comparison.

But what the fuck do I know?

Trusted Reviews dot Com - Several Minor Corrections

Alright, I know that the article I'm pulling these from is a little dated (At least by internet terms, it's over a month old. That's like 6,000 normal years!), but I was reading about the next Android OS and I couldn't help myself noticing all these little errors.

First up!

The author has included some potential names for the upcoming update to Android 4.4 KitKat. These are (sic): lemon pie, lollipop, and Lion Bar. Now they got the last one right but for whatever reason the author didn't seem to think it necessary to capitalize Lemon Pie or Lollipop. Well I'm here to tell you something, it's fucking important. They're proper nouns, treat 'em as such.

Next up!

Now I could be wrong here, I could be, but I doubt it. The author could mean that for every cent you have you can be 50 (unknown quantity) or 100 (unknown quantity) more sure about something. What I really think is going on here is that the author got a little trigger-happy with the space-key and made two words where there should only be one. An easy fix, and not one that would confuse too many readers. I hope.

Last up!

Read that out loud and let me know if it makes any goddamn sense without the preposition there. I'm sure it did, who the hell am I kidding, no one fucking cares if "at" is present or not. Might as well leave it out of other sentences too.

Chuck will be buried Springfield Cemetery.

The meeting is 3:00pm today.

Right back ya!

It's fine, right? Great. No more 'at's that we need to be bothering ourselves with.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Gamazoid - Minor Correction

Here's a link to the original article.

Here's the offending piece:

Given the use of the preposition "to" I'm going to assume this should read, "As you descend to the depths of the underworld...". An argument could be made for replacing "descend" with "defend" as in "As you defend the depths of the underworld..." but this feels a little awkward and so I'm inclined to go with the original correction.

I'm sure however that most readers will have understood the intended meaning even with the typo.