Thursday, 16 August 2007


Hi guys... there's nothing much here... except for a couple of spelling mistakes... the second one is funny, while the first one is pretty glaring...
One of the most imortant stories of the day 'Churchill inducted into state cabinet' has the word 'later' misspelt as 'latter'...

Panaji, Aug 14 The Governor, Mr S C Jamir today sworn in Mr Churchill Alemao, the Save Goa Front MLA from Navelim, as a minister in the state cabinet headed by Mr Digambar Kamat. He was latter allotted public works department and co-operation portfolio.

Check out the second one... It's more of a Freudian slip more than anything else.

Others present included the Revenue Minister, Mr Jose Philip D’Souza, the Transport Minister, Mr Pandurang Madkaikar, the Urban Development Minister, Mt Joaquim Alemao, the Panchayat Minister, Mr Manohar Azgaonkar and the Deputy Speaker, Mr Mauvin Godinho.

We're thinking, that switching Mr (Mister) for Mt (Mount) as the preferred title for the hulky Joaquim Alemao wouldn't be out of place if the puny Pio Estevees had filed this story. Surely it wasn't Pio, wonder who filed this story and which lazy bum sub, edited it.
Hey and there's another weird error in a crime story too... Jamaal ka hi kamaal hai. When was the last time you saw the word police spelt as 'PAolice'? Poor DGP he'd think twice before sticking this report in his chapbook.

Panaji, Aug 14 The Director-General of Police, Mr Brijindar Singh Brar has been honoured with the prestigious President’s PAolice Medal for the second time on the Independence Day for his distinguished services in police department


Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the first error... The idea using of 'Mount' is not new. If you read 'Tongue-in-Cheek' series on the Goan Observer there is a character called Bulk-Hill St. Joao and his brother is Joking St. Joao. (The leader of the opposition is Parritler, and the State is Goaput)

On the second error... I have the Navhind Times. There is no such error!!! The word police is spelt correctly.

16 August 2007 at 15:15  
Blogger Pen Pricks said...

Strange anon... you can check up this link for the error

16 August 2007 at 15:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OOps... I thought you were talking about the PRINTED edition of the Navhind Times.

Check out the Printed edition dated 15th August 2007.

You know the one of the serd wearing the pink turban..Front page right on the fold.

I don't read the online editon. ... find the paper edition more comfortable...That's my preference!!

16 August 2007 at 15:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(carry forward) You know the one of the serd wearing the pink turban..Front page right on the fold. There is no error in the spelling.

16 August 2007 at 16:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At last penpricks has decided to criticise a newspaper other than Herald.

Though the criticism is very very mild, some is much better than none.

Keep it up.

16 August 2007 at 16:53  

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