Nova Scotia NDP Spelling FAIL

When I’m not working in the library, I’m following local politics and cringing at bad copy.   Here’s something that landed in my inbox late Friday night (click to enlarge):

NOVA SCOTIA NDP : "Anti-idoling bill will ensure the province leads by example in reducing emissions"

Note the subject line for this e-mail:

Anti-idoling bill will ensure the province leads by example in reducing emissions

 

This is a complete and utter homonym-FAIL on the part of my current government (who I otherwise appreciate).   It’s also a great example of why you shouldn’t send out PR at the end of a long week.

n.b.  I’m not so much of a grammar nerd that I care to distinguish between homonyms and homophones.  The gov’t still screwed up on this one.

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Update:  Out of fairness, I present to you the Official Opposition’s refusal to use apostrophes in their headlines:

Headline: Nova Scotia Liberals demand to eliminate the apostrophe from official House Business

Note the headline for this news release:

MCNEILS BILL TARGETS UNFAIR TAX SYSTEM

 

Three gold stars to the reader who can submit recent bad copy from the Nova Scotia Tories…

4 thoughts on “Nova Scotia NDP Spelling FAIL”

  1. Apologies, Will. The post column is fairly small so it is hard to read on the page. I kept it as large as I could with the proviso to click to enlarge, though, so that the image would go through the feedreaders and email at full size.

  2. Apologies, Will. The post column is fairly small so it is hard to read on the page. I kept it as large as I could with the proviso to click to enlarge, though, so that the image would go through the feedreaders and email at full size.

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