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