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L.A. Times Editors Taking English Lessons from Sotomayor?

Filed under: Dog Trainer,General,Judiciary — Patterico @ 12:17 am

What else explains this?

Of coarse, it could have been the other way a-round. It just donned on me that, given the vagrancies of life, Sotomayor may have decided to build up her story of knowledge by consulting one of the imminent editors of the L.A. Times for grammer lessinz.

Thanx to Peter W.

35 Responses to “L.A. Times Editors Taking English Lessons from Sotomayor?”

  1. It ockurs to me that the person with the bigest ax to grine over the Sotomayor denomination should be Jose Cabranes. Wy, o wy aren’t he the nawminee?

    fat tony (0c14fb)

  2. While I knew the LA Times supported Obama, I do think it a bit over the top for them to suggest that when Obama puts on his pants the night turns into day. Those homophones will get you unless you pay attention and it is obvious that the many layers of editors–the MSM brags about–failed.

    Fritz J. (4c04c1)

  3. I’ve noticed increasingly on the online versions of news outlets, whether it be ABC or LAT, no one proof reads their articles. Or if they do, they do a shoddy job of it. I can’t even count the number of typos and grammatical mistakes I’ve seen in online articles. These copy editors should be fired.

    I don’t read the newspaper anymore, but I’m guessing the problem is rampant in print, too.

    wherestherum (d413fd)

  4. My sister has always maintained that there is a big difference between proofreading and spell-check.

    Years ago, when she had a temp job, on of the other workers came to her with a press release. She asked the kid whether she proofed it. The answer was “I spell shecked it”

    “Not the same thing. I doubt you want to announce to the world that you are promoting a pubic relations event.”

    Dr. K (f86018)

  5. Unfortunately we see this in the DoD with far too many college educated people. It seems that for the last 20 years writing and speaking skills have not been emphasized in school – even some colleges.
    Those who know how to put together coherent technical papers and position papers can do well in the government jobs.
    For an SC nominee there is no good excuse to present herself the way she has.
    I grew up in a small Ky town in the sixties and early seventies and attended public schools. We may not have been raised to be the most sophisticated students but we had a good founding in the “three r’s”. Not sure exactly what it was but something in the education system went badly wrong sometime in the late seventies.

    voiceofreason2 (10af7e)

  6. You peoples are jelousy. Obama is hurt!

    The Emperor (1b037c)

  7. Would you have preferred that he mooned the crowd? And why do I have visions of forthcoming portraits with the brilliant light of heaven (matching his halo, naturally) spilling forth from his pants?

    [note: fished from spam filter]

    509th Bob (58dde3)

  8. Progressive education stopped teaching spelling about 50 years ago. I guess it took this long for it to become obvious and for the older spellers to die off. There probably are proof readers but they, like the writer and Sotomayor, can’t spell either. She has a problem beyond that as she seems semiliterate.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  9. 6.You peoples are jelousy. Obama is hurt!

    Comment by The Emperor

    OMG Stomayor iz gunna b teh roxxor on teh Spreem kort. She is da bomb down wit teh GOP h8trz yo.

    KingShamus (4fabb2)

  10. I guess the editor took a gamble with the kid who writes the weather stories.

    Time to head back to the obits.

    Em (b2bb53)

  11. Layers and layers of editors.

    ThreeSheets (620e9a)

  12. Panning education these days seems a sport that has real bite in it. Brings to mind events from another time. A period of economic upheaval, seemingly endless and costly conflicts overseas and terse political rancor at home. Not unlike the 1960’s. The media may pause over the next eight days and reflect upon a more uplifting moment when Americans did things differently. A time when smart people in government, universities and private industry actually worked together to solve literally astronomical problems with the overwhelming support of the American people for nearly a decade to place men on the moon.

    As events honoring the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 unfold over the next eight days, I hope some of the younger posters who frequent this blog take a few minutes to take note of the complex technical and managerial challenges overcome by the half million people who worked on Apollo across the United States. If you are 45 or younger, Project Apollo has little meaning to you but its legacy is all around you in daily life. But there is much to learn from how those Americans in that era managed it. Lessons that can be applied to meeting many of the challenges facing the U.S. today. And for anyone who might want a listen to the way it was four decades ago beginning this morning, I respectfully suggest you try the website below — just as a break from today, to hear how the future sounded four decades ago.

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  13. Holy crap – I knew things were bad, but I had no idea he had to borrow pants from Levi!

    JSinAZ (8dd117)

  14. Oh wait – possesive, plural – jeeze these apostrophy things are hard…

    JSinAZ (8dd117)

  15. In case anyone forgot, International Man of Parody was instrumental in the Apollo program.

    JD (7f75c9)

  16. instrumental as in “powerful explosions of gas”?

    steve miller (11b06b)

  17. Via Hot Air, CNN is accusing him of borrowing a pair of Michelle’s. “Mom” jeans.

    nk (8d88c9)

  18. nk:

    So, does that mean Michelle is the one that normally wears the pants in the First Family?

    Anon (f43943)

  19. Anon, yes, and she has a bigger pair too!

    GM Roper (85dcd7)

  20. My sister has always maintained that there is a big difference between proofreading and spell-check

    You’re sister is write. Spell-czech is just the first steppe; actual proofing by a human bean beets awl software.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (0ea407)

  21. Who axed you guys? I gonna have a sammich.

    Haile Tsada (7ff562)

  22. That is where the fore-layers of editors cums in to play.

    Brother Bradley – How have you been?

    JD (5f9cc7)

  23. Actually, Levis 501s are better called “middle-aged spread jeans” rather than “Mom jeans”. I refused to go there. When my waist and its vicinity no longer felt comfortable in straight-leg boot-cut, I switched to Dockers and Sansabelt.

    nk (8d88c9)

  24. cums in to play.
    Comment by JD — 7/16/2009 @ 8:53 am
    Dirty dirty dirty. You are so impure my friend. I denounce you.

    The Emperor (0c8c2c)

  25. How could IMP be instrumental in the Apollo program when it wasn’t until the 70’s (?) that he met Werner in his dorm hallway?

    I’ll give the Apollo guys (and the few girls) a big shout-out for doing what they did with a slide-rule!

    AD - RtR/OS! (002e28)

  26. Speaking of jeans … my first thought at seeing him in those jeans was: they look like bell bottoms and the knees were practically white. Wonder where they came from, a Goodwill store? Or else he spends a lot of time on his knees.

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  27. Mr. Patterico,

    What do you think of Cap’n Ed’s latest idea?

    Just curious, you being an attorney…

    Bob (99fc1b)

  28. JD,
    I’m fine, thanks for asking. Working on a new project, AP Watch, to expose and correct errors in that news source.

    Bradley J. Fikes, C. O.R. (a18ddc)

  29. It just donned on me that, given the vagrancies of life, Sotomayor may have decided to build up her story of knowledge by consulting one of the imminent editors of the L.A. Times for grammer lessinz.

    Seriously, these are starting to cause me pain…

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  30. Thanks, Brother Bradley. Yet anoÞher site I will have to read 😉

    JD (0ac8d6)

  31. Just wait until our health care system works as well as our national education system does.

    “Ventricle, venereal, what’s the difference?”

    Socratease (64f814)

  32. I seem to recall the press having a field day with George W’s verbal malapropisms. On a per-hour basis, Sotomayor is miles ahead of Bush, funny how the press doesn’t find anything worthy of comment in that.

    Socratease (64f814)

  33. OMG Stomayor iz gunna b teh roxxor on teh Spreem kort. She is da bomb down wit teh GOP h8trz yo.

    Comment by KingShamus — 7/16/2009 @ 5:39 am

    You just killed a part of my soul…

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  34. I don’t understand this post at all. The sun does shine out his ass after all.

    Greg (7c343a)

  35. All the laid off copy editors are sitting around drinking beer for breakfast and laughing their butts off.

    Patricia (48ec63)

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