Peevish Pen

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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Headline Today

(or, Why don't I think I'm getting my money's worth out of the paper?)

This headline, which indicates a continuation of a page 1 story, appeared on page 16 in this morning's Roanoke Times:

The front page story's title is "Summer school is worth the expense." The reporter notes that there are "about 1,275 city students in summer school this month." It's actually a pretty good article. Except, well, for the headline pictured above.

The article isn't about one particular student.

Why did the headline writer not use the correct plural possessive form, students' skills?

Perhaps some summer school remediation is needed. . . .


Blogger Snappy Di said...

Obviously they don't proof read before it goes to print? Or they do but they really need to hire someone who knows how to proof read. Or they just don't care? Looking for a job?? LOL??


5:30 PM  

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