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Old 01-13-2017, 02:59 PM
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The Dumbing of America:Boring Grammar Rant

Hey folks,

First off...relax! I'm not dissing on anybody on here. This is a very informal place, and so most of us don't really care about misspelled words or grammatical mistakes.

BUT, on the last day of my FMLA time off this week, I was perusing the stories on MSN, and was very surprised to see so many errors in professionally printed/published works on a major internet news site! Granted, several of the articles are essentially retweets...just imported articles from other sources like Reader's Digest, BangWhiz or such, but was still surprised to see them. And these are really fairly obvious errors, not some little obscure rule that nobody aside from an English major would worry about.

From NBC News by Lakshmi Gandhi
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/lad...L&ocid=U142DHP

Quote:
In celebration of the U.S. Mint and Treasury's 225th anniversary, the new $100 coin was unveiled on Thursday featuring Lady Liberty as an black woman.
From Readers Digest by Cheryl S. Grant
http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medi...L&ocid=U142DHP

Quote:
To be on the safe, side try these tips from Michigan State University Extension to cut down on double-dipping germs:
By Bang Showbiz
http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/cele...L&ocid=U142DHP

Quote:
The 18-year-old actor-and-rapper - the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith - decided to share his disappointing news in a Instagram Live video in which he began ranting about wanting to move out of the 'City of Angels' because there are too many "bad things" there.
T.C.
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