Get Me a Copy Editor!

 

How is it possible that Merriam-Webster published such a big mistake in their online dictionary?  Aren’t these folks the experts of word wrangling?

 

I guess not!

For your consideration, please review…

Exhibit A!



Obnoxious correction of Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

I need to show no further evidence, your honor—

Your, uh, excellency?

Ma’am?

I rest my case.

Sigh.

 

About Courtenay Bluebird

Courtenay Bluebird is the creator of Bluebird Blvd. and The Bluebird B-Side. She is a published writer, career journalist, and professional photographer who likes books and sweets. She laughs loudly and sincerely both in public and in private.
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7 Comments

    • Too true, lovely Philosopher Mouse! When I started Bluebird Blvd. in Nov. 2011, I kept thinking, I wish I had an editor and a copyeditor. One/several professional set of eyes makes all the difference sometimes.

  1. It is SO a noun. You know, when you accidentally drop your beef jerky into a glass of water … you get jerkwater!

    No?

    Ah, well. It was worth a try. LOL

  2. :) I’ve been wishing for an editor for some time now. My daughter catches a lot of stuff, but she refuses to read poetry which is what I’m concentrating on at the moment, so I’m pretty much on my own.

    I’m still getting each comment in your comments section, one by one, in my WordPress reader so I’m reminded of you a lot. Great advertising tool!

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