R-Rated Headline About High School Students Is A Reminder To Always Proofread
Do you remember sitting in school, wondering when the heck you were ever going to use the things you learned in the classroom in real life? Well, consider this newspaper headline-gone-wrong to be a cautionary tale….
This headline from the Pratt Tribune shows how one tiny grammatical error could turn a totally innocuous story into an eyebrow-raising exclusive on sexually active high school students.
Writer: "Is it 'firsthand' or 'first hand'?"
Editor: "Either one is fine." pic.twitter.com/36xHxrG9q1
— AJ ⚾️ (@NCSox) October 29, 2017
Yeah, you might need to read that a few times in order to get it.
These students were getting first-hand job experience, not running around giving each other the ol’ tug-of-love.
But this is hardly the first time a newspaper went to print with a horrible, glaring error:
— Ian Parry-Okeden (@IanParryO) October 30, 2017
— AOrp (@AOrp27) October 29, 2017
— Emily (@emcarsons) October 30, 2017
And for anyone wondering…
It's actually first-hand. Adjectival clause.
— Winsor Dobbin (@winsordobbin) October 30, 2017
See? You should have listened to all those English teachers when they told you grammar is important!