Writing Mistakes:

TV star’s new clothing line sports grammatical error

Posted on June 10, 2015

Lucy Watson from the reality programme Made in Chelsea recently launched her new fashion range, but there is some controversy about a rogue apostrophe on a t-shirt.

The offending slogan read (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

Linguistic experts say spelling still matters

Posted on June 3, 2015

In an interview with USA Today, Geoffrey Nunberg, a linguist at the school of information at UC Berkeley, and Sandra Disner, associate professor of linguistics at the University of Southern California, claimed that correct spelling was more vital than ever in the age of autocorrect.

While many people rely on software to catch typos and misspellings, Nunberg and Disner maintained (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Don’t let typos cost you money or prestige

Posted on May 13, 2015

Slight mistakes in content are all too easy to make when you’re a news provider. What’s more, when they are particularly funny or embarrassing, they tend to spread like wildfire over social media.

To help you know what not to do, here are a few examples of (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Fake Chinese ‘state’ Twitter accounts revealed by investigation

Posted on August 1, 2014

A charity has uncovered a host of fake social media accounts seeming to promote the official Chinese stance on Tibet.

The Twitter accounts, discovered by (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Schoolboy barks back at BMW over car ad

Posted on June 20, 2014

A teenager who successfully forced Tesco to alter the wording on the cartons of its orange juice is now targeting car manufacturer BMW over its incorrect use of grammar in an advert.

The ad, which is running on (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

Online grammar needs to be ‘write’

Posted on May 23, 2014

Research has again highlighted how important it is to use the right grammar online, after another embarrassing gaffe by a large UK retailer was spotted.

A survey carried out in (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Poor grammar is a ‘modern hate’

Posted on March 7, 2014

A poll of Brits has revealed that poor grammar and spelling are among the most hated things about contemporary life.

According to the 570 people surveyed, using poor (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

Taking a sledgehammer to online grammar won’t always work

Posted on October 22, 2013

Miley Cyrus has been getting a lot of press coverage over recent weeks, with her dance moves, videos, live performances, revealing clothes and wardrobe malfunctions (more…)

Posted by Cheryl Mathews
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