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Poor Reporting Standard On Iom Today


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Hardly surprising as there is no investigative journalism on the island.

IoM Today is nothing more than a government message board. The island has a great many things of which it can be proud its media aint one of them.

Inept obnoxious Media Today.

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Whilst in pedant mode.....

 

It's.....................short for 'it is'.............the apostrophe replaces the missing 'i'..........eg it's a lovely day.

 

Its..............possessive...............eg its engine failed to start.

 

The BBC, an organisation that one would hope would attempt to uphold the highest standards of the English language, fails abysmally these days. In its defence, it would probably say that it reflects the English as it used by 'the British Public'. It would neglect to admit that poor standards also reflect upon the calibre of its journalists and the poor grounding they have received courtesy of the education system.

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Pocket balls?

 

I'm old-fashioned; I become annoyed at people who use the word 'get.'

Ha! My old English teacher, Ernie (pocket-balls) Entwistle, at Balla used to go mad if one used 'get'.

How are ya Ern...?

 

Yep, it was his trademark approach to teaching Eng Lang

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Sadly it's common across the board these days - even MF is not immune.....

 

I get annoyed at the number of people who don't know when to use there, their, or they're. Use ect instead of etc, que instead of queue, sence for sense, license when it should be licence, and many more.......

The big difference is staff at IOM Today are supposed to be professional! people here often post quickly & yes errors, if you get so annoyed at something so trivial time to take a break perhaps!

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Whilst in pedant mode.....

 

It's.....................short for 'it is'.............the apostrophe replaces the missing 'i'..........eg it's a lovely day.

 

Its..............possessive...............eg its engine failed to start.

 

Thank you. I have corrected my error.

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