Claremont Insider: Reader Bites Courier

Friday, May 22, 2009

Reader Bites Courier

We've poked fun at the Claremont Courier's occasional typos and misspellings before. Of course, we're as guilty as the next non-professional blogger when it comes to errors. We do try to get things cleaned up when we can, but we have no copy editors on staff to do this, and sometimes it's just too easy to press the "publish" button.

That said, here's an email we received last week from a reader who commented a couple errors in the Courier's May 13 edition:

: Thursday, May 14, 2009 12:47 PM
SUBJECT: I know the errors in the Courier are too plentiful to catalogue
TO: Claremont Buzz

. . . but I laughed out loud at this one.

I parted with 75 cents for the May 13 edition because my daughter is featured in the cover photo (for which she declined to give her last name on the premise that the Courier photographer may not have been who he claimed to be). Here she is in the center of the photo, with a predictable error in the on-line version’s caption: [sorry, there's a different top-story now -ed.].

However, page 5 featured a brilliant phonetic error in the article about local businesses and specifically the Bagel of Claremont: “Maureen Aldridge, CEO of Claremont’s Chamber of Commerce, said that advertising is the greatest coo to any business.” Poor Maureen; I doubt she was referring to the murmuring trill of a pigeon.

Our apologies to the reader for not getting this posted sooner.