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Dubai: A proofreader’s paradise

on August 21, 2013

More mistakes! Sometimes I’d like to walk around Dubai with a big red pen…

Here are some mistakes I’ve seen over the last few weeks.

I'm sure they mean 'whisked away' but perhaps 'whisked' is part of the punishment? It sounds painful!

I’m sure they mean ‘whisked away’ but perhaps ‘whisked’ is part of the punishment? It sounds painful!

There's no need for a full stop after a question mark.

There’s no need for a full stop after a question mark

I think Nelson Mandela has earned the right to have his name spelled correctly.

I think Nelson Mandela has earned the right to have his name spelled correctly

It should be 'cannon' throughout the article, not mixed up with 'canon'

It should be ‘cannon’ throughout the article, not mixed up with ‘canon’

I'm sure 'footage' is singular - even when it's plural (if you know what I mean)

I’m sure ‘footage’ is singular – even when it’s plural (if you know what I mean)

That apostrophe makes me want to cry

That apostrophe makes me want to cry

All cowboys to the 44th floor, please!

All cowboys to the 44th floor, please!

One of my personal favourites. Perhaps 'Danger' is his middle name?

One of my personal favourites. Perhaps ‘Danger’ is his middle name?

I don't even know where to begin with this

I don’t even know where to begin with this

To see more mistakes, click here.


2 responses to “Dubai: A proofreader’s paradise

  1. I love this post! 🙂 Those apostrophes make me want whisk the writers! 😉

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