Monday, 3 March 2008

Hello? Hello? -- Monday Mission

Painted Mapole's Monday Mission is to write a post in the form of a voicmail. Please drop in to her site and see who has done it this week. It's a lot of fun, and I urge you to join in!


Hello, I'd like to speak to your City section editor. He's in a meeting? Fine, give me his voice mail if you would, please.

Mr. Jones, my name is Mary G and I am one of your subscription readers. I'm calling to complain about the quality of the writing in your paper. Specifically I would like to complain about the use of 'meet up with', when 'meet' would do, the inability of your writers to distinguish between 'lie' and 'lay', the misuse of commas to separate a noun in apposition, and the erroneous use of 'it's' instead of 'its' for the possessive. I know that you get the youngest, beginning writers and that you are pushed for time to correct them, but if I see much more of this nonsense, I will cancel my subscription. I also know you know what I am talking about. Remember your Grade 10 grammar class? If you don't, I do. And I've still got the text book, if you want to borrow it.

3 comments:

  1. This dovetails nicely with my post. Sadly, you will have to endure more of that if the state of education continues the way it is. :(

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  2. ha ha ha ha ha

    amazing, isn't it, what newspapers pass as writing?

    thanks for playing. and for the lovely plug.

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  3. Great Monday Mission post. Well done!

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