Friday, November 25, 2005

A Full Red Surge

Memo to The Globe & Mail's copy editors: It's spelled s-e-r-g-e, not s-u-r-g-e.

For those not sure what I'm talking about, the Globe's prairie edition features a king-sized photo of two Mounties bearing the Grey Cup, over this caption: Two RCMP officers in full red surge escort the CFL's famous championship trophy into a Grey Cup Festival event in Vancouver yesterday.

I'm not seeking out a Harriet Miers-like reputation for fastidiousness, but ignorance about one of our few national symbols bugs me.

Sadly, the photo of the surging Mounties is not on the (public part of the) web-site.


At 3:56 PM, Blogger Kevin Kimmis said...

I don't think you're being picky by asking "Canada's National Newspaper" to spell. After all, words are what they do.

I'm noticing the trend more often as I peruse the Globe's Web edition -- use of a word that sounds the same as another word with an entirely different meaning. I always assume they catch them before they make it online, but now I'm beginning to wonder.


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