Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except two cats and a collection of finches, canaries and Rhode Island bantam hens.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

This is disgusting!!

"Petrol giants post-Crhistmas price gouge"
This is the headline on a Nine MSN news page I have just been reading online.   The spelling on some of these news sites is absolutely disgraceful.     Don't online news websites have editors that check spelling like they do (or are supposed to do) in newspapers?  As for the forums where people can comment on news items, they are abysmal.  Again, it makes you wonder why these aren't monitored by someone who can delete stupid comments as soon as they come in.  Or am I expecting too much from the generation who have a 'don't know and don't care' attitude to spelling and grammar than those born before 1980?

2 Comments:

Blogger Isabelle said...

Ah well. I sympathise... Happy New Year when it comes!

Monday, 31 December, 2012  
Blogger Cathy said...

Gina, it`s the same in the States. Colleges are graduating people who can`t read or spell properly. They don`t know history, especially world history or geography. It is indeed disgusting.

I home schooled my son. He had a great education and now has a degree in biology. He was a government wildland (forest) firefighter and the biology degree is required or you won`t get any promotions in your field of work. When he was 16 he was ready for college but he decided to wait a few years.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, 01 January, 2013  

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