Here in the US, I have often commented to students about the wonderful writing styles in the New Yorker and The Economist. But, recently, I have been noticing grammar issues in The Economist. A few weeks ago, I even wrote a sarcastic letter to the editor:
I reckon the distinguished newspaper loves the word reckon so much that it reckoned it would make for an interesting reading by using four reckons in the Saudi America piece--two of those reckons in consecutive sentences in the same paragraph.
Who woulda reckoned that!
Why write about some old story today? Glad you asked.
I picked up the mail and the latest issue was in. On the cover was the image of India's most powerful bachelor (ok, married but living separately.) Over dinner, I read that lead article, and then glanced through the pages and ended up reading this piece on digital disruption on the farm. Not really a new story, but a neat commentary that ties a few pieces together. Which is when my brain caught a spelling mistake. Do you see what I saw?
Yes, I checked the online version. Thankfully, that error does not show up there.
Wait, are you still searching for the error? Tsk, tsk! And I thought the readers of this blog were incredibly smart people! ;) Oh well, there is more to life than grammar, right?
BTW, don't even attempt to poin out the writhing problems that you find alot in this blog. Their not paying me fur this ;)