Another Day, Another Dumb Copy Editor

It's been on the web site for the Tucson Citizen newspaper for over a week, so I guess they're not going to fix it. So it's time to make fun of them with a screen shot:

For readers with visual impairment, or who Just Don't Get It: the headline reads, Navajo Marine granted contentious objector status. They got it correct in the story: "Tallman applied last year for conscientious objector status, seeking an honorable discharge based on religious beliefs." (emphasis added) Grammar school graduates should know the difference between conscientious (acting according to one's conscience) and contentious (inclined to argue). That even a professional can't quite grasp it is -- yep -- laughable.

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Posted February 7, 2007

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