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Re: National Anthem
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2019, 04:42:08 pm »
""Sorry to be a nit-picker, but it is distracting to me when an otherwise beautiful presentation is marred by such things.  Before I went to law school, I speant 20 years as a journalist, most of the time as a copy editor, and errors like these just cause me to stop short in reading or listening.""

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Re: National Anthem
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2019, 06:07:49 pm »
Philip

That is an excellent video.  Thanks for posting that.  I just wish the person making it had had a good editor.  I may have heard wrong but I heard the narrator refer numerous times to Fort Henry instead of Fort McHenry.  And there were several things in the on-screen captioning that bothered me, such as "...so proudly we held" instead of "proudly we hailed."

Sorry to be a nit-picker, but it is distracting to me when an otherwise beautiful presentation is marred by such things.  Before I went to law school, I speant 20 years as a journalist, most of the time as a copy editor, and errors like these just cause me to stop short in reading or listening. 

Just call me an old curmudgeon if you want.  That's the way I am, I guess.  If there's a nit in sight, I can't resist picking it. LOL

In law, grammar certainly matters! I fully understand.  "so proudly we held" instead of "proudly we hailed." Prehaps her accent could be the difference? 
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Re: National Anthem
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2019, 06:10:27 pm »
We aren't the only ones.  Try this one;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul_qm3Ym8-k

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Re: National Anthem
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2019, 06:24:57 pm »
I do not know what the words are saying but that girl is a bad to the bone pole vaulter...

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« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2019, 06:31:36 pm »
She's pretty special!  The words to the russian national anthem are pretty neat, they kept the same music as the Soviet anthem but the words are new.

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« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2019, 06:45:07 pm »
""Sorry to be a nit-picker, but it is distracting to me when an otherwise beautiful presentation is marred by such things.  Before I went to law school, I speant 20 years as a journalist, most of the time as a copy editor, and errors like these just cause me to stop short in reading or listening.""

What does "speant" mean?   :wink: :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy:

Iddee, I read that over twice before posting it, and missed the typo both times.  I was a good editor when dealing with other people?s writing, but always had to have my own work edited by someone else.  When I read what I?ve just written, I tend to see what I intended to write, rather than what I actually wrote.  If I put it aside for a time and then go back to it, errors I made become obvious. 
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« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2019, 07:02:20 pm »
Philip

That is an excellent video.  Thanks for posting that.  I just wish the person making it had had a good editor.  I may have heard wrong but I heard the narrator refer numerous times to Fort Henry instead of Fort McHenry.  And there were several things in the on-screen captioning that bothered me, such as "...so proudly we held" instead of "proudly we hailed."

Sorry to be a nit-picker, but it is distracting to me when an otherwise beautiful presentation is marred by such things.  Before I went to law school, I speant 20 years as a journalist, most of the time as a copy editor, and errors like these just cause me to stop short in reading or listening. 

Just call me an old curmudgeon if you want.  That's the way I am, I guess.  If there's a nit in sight, I can't resist picking it. LOL

In law, grammar certainly matters! I fully understand.  "so proudly we held" instead of "proudly we hailed." Prehaps her accent could be the difference? 
 :grin:
Phillip


Nah, I think they had spell-check or something involved.  But I see your spell-check let ?prehaps? go through.  Mine just changed it twice to perhaps before I finally convinced it I really meant to type what you wrote.   :tongue:
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Re: National Anthem
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2019, 08:15:17 pm »
Just had to poke a little fun, Dallas.  We all make mistrakes.
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Re: National Anthem
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2019, 01:06:23 pm »
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When I read what I?ve just written, I tend to see what I intended to write, rather than what I actually wrote.

I do exactly the same thing.  I re-read for errors and still miss them.  Two days later, there they are!   :cheesy:
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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Re: National Anthem
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2019, 01:49:11 pm »
Same here. It is easy to see errors in what others wrote. I skip right over my own.
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« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2019, 03:17:06 pm »
I had a standing rule in the office I used to manage that all correspondance was proof read by someone else for this very reason.
Of course the owner would sabotage us by insisting on a letter being typed 15 minutes before the last mail pickup.  He was also the one that expected that no one ever make a mistake.

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« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2019, 04:27:33 pm »
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