Today has brought a superb example of the atrocious standard of grammar that passes as acceptable for the perpetually thirsty Paul Staines and his tame gofer Henry Cole, the Laurel and Hardy of the blogosphere, at the Guido Fawkes blog.
Now searching for remedial English classes
It has also shown the ungrateful nature of the less that dynamic duo when they are informed of the error of their ways.
A post appeared on the Fawkes blog just before 1215 hours containing the term “pay-role”, whereas what should have been written was “payroll”.
In order to assist this latter-day Stan and Ollie, I Tweeted a correction just before 1415 hours. Then, following a trip to the station to pick up some travel tickets, the Fawkes blog was subjected to further inspection.
And, to no surprise at all, the post had been updated, but the howler remained unacknowledged, and, equally to no surprise, no word of thanks has been passed back via Twitter, or by any other medium.
So the next time the Fawkes blog upbraids someone for being ungrateful and not acknowledging its authors, there’s something to bear in mind.
Another fine mess, indeed.