"About ten seconds of search at IMDB, or, having actually seen the movie, pretty much calls into question the quality of this writer's research skills."
In addition, the following passage calls into question the quality of the writer's writing skills:
"Trevor Marriott spent 11 years pouring over Scotland Yard files..."
Pouring what over the files? Water? Beer? If the writer means "looking intently through the files," the correct verb is poring - no "u"!
Sorry to play grammar police, but this is supposed to be someone who writes for a living - not just one of us posting a comment! Anyone who writes for a living should know that those are two different verbs. /Rant off!
posted on 09/25/2013 8:16:59 PM PDT
(Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
You cannot expect professionals to spell properly, that is racist or something.
posted on 09/25/2013 8:20:47 PM PDT
No, I agree with you about that. I ordinarily consider it stupid to correct an otherwise comprehensible post with minor grammatical errors or spelling mistakes.
But there are three exceptions
- When it's somebody's blog or published material. I mean, seriously. Come on! Especially a professional writer.
- When the person himself has opened this can of worms by correcting someone else, he becomes fair game and
- Use of "I could care less." That one, which means EXACTLY the opposite of the correct idiom "I couldn't care less," just drives me (no NOT literally) insane with grammar-rage.
posted on 09/25/2013 8:42:08 PM PDT
(With bell, book, and candle, please.)
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