SCMP clears way to appoint Proofreader-for-Life

Yesterday, I happened across a rather egregious can’t-tell-one-portly-Ho-from-another typo in the South China Morning Post. And today, I find another – albeit of a more humdrum forgot-what-page-editorials-are-on nature…

In fairness, the SCMP has made bigger editorial mistakes recently. On which subject, how’s this for a lead: ‘I’m no expert in China’s forced televised confessions, but I was made to do one…’?

And don’t forget this…

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5 Responses to SCMP clears way to appoint Proofreader-for-Life

  1. Links links.

    All that Hemlock porkie sausage.

    You also use the word egregious again. It was a favourite word of that Christopher Hitchens, the Leftist butterfly who metamorphosised into a neo-con slug.

    By their words shall Ye know them.

  2. Knownot says:

    The Communist Party is proposing to change the constitution that limits Chinese presidents to serving two straight terms, paving the way for Xi Jinping to serve beyond 2022.
    It’s also proposing to write Xi’s “Thought on Socialism with Chinese characteristics for a New Era” into the constitution.
    – RTHK, 25 Feb 2018

    In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
    A stately pleasure dome decree;
    And Mao behind forbidden walls,
    Old and fat and sick,
    With pills and drugs and tonic tea
    Caroused in senile luxury,
    Using young and dainty whores
    To stroke his aged prick.

    In Beijing now the mighty clan
    Calls forth another tyranny:
    With servile care prepares the throne
    For comrade, father, Xi;
    To let the emperor sit alone
    And stamp and strut;
    While party members, deaf and blind,
    Crawl respectfully behind
    And smell his fragrant butt.

  3. LRE says:

    All hail Queen Winnie the First of China! All hail the Great Leap Backward into Stalinist dictatorship!

  4. reductio says:

    A Colemanball from today’s sports post:

    “A heavy title favourite along with partner Guillaume Cizeron, Papadakis’ dress slipped during their routine in Pyeongchang but the French pair showed remarkable composure”.

  5. Joe Blow says:

    George, I would have thought that Hitchens and that other, equally annoying and self promoting tit, Dawkins would have been right up your self-righteous English alley.

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