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#1 mab01uk

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 08:36 AM

The brazen theft of an MG from outside the owner’s home in broad daylight has raised wider concerns over stretched police resources and what appears to be an epidemic of stolen classics.

In a case that carried the hallmarks of a commissioned theft, MG Owners Club member Kay Pinnock returned home from work late on Thursday November 1 to find that the beloved 1971 MGB she’s owned for 45 years had gone missing from the busy street outside her residence in south, London. The 65-year-old was astonished when she examined CCTV footage to discover the thieves had used a red Hyundai to push the car down the busy street, later establishing that it had been placed onto the back of a yellow low loader lorry before being driven away......

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 09:09 AM

Is proof reading a lost skill now articles like this are published on line?  What a shocking piece of writing - the only good thing being that the car was found & returned.



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 01:17 PM

Is proof reading a lost skill now articles like this are published on line? What a shocking piece of writing - the only good thing being that the car was found & returned.


I know what you mean the standard of writing and grammar of a lot of online news reports nowadays is appalling. Perhaps they cannot adjust from text speak. I have to say that the article above is one of the better ones, I have seen far worse.

Edited by RedRuby, 30 November 2018 - 02:16 PM.


#4 nicklouse

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 01:48 PM

 

Is proof reading a lost skill now articles like this are published on line?  What a shocking piece of writing - the only good thing being that the car was found & returned.


I know what you mean the standard of writing and grammar of a lot of online news reports nowadays is appalling. Perhaps the cannot adjust from text speak. I have to say that the article above is one of the better ones, I have seen far worse.

 

Opps.



#5 GraemeC

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 04:10 PM

 

 

Is proof reading a lost skill now articles like this are published on line?  What a shocking piece of writing - the only good thing being that the car was found & returned.


I know what you mean the standard of writing and grammar of a lot of online news reports nowadays is appalling. Perhaps the cannot adjust from text speak. I have to say that the article above is one of the better ones, I have seen far worse.

 

Opps.

 

Oops?  :P 

On things like forums I accept that not everyone has exemplary language skills, or indeed may have dyslexia or similar difficulties, but a professional writer should be able to do better.



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 04:20 PM

 

 

 

Is proof reading a lost skill now articles like this are published on line?  What a shocking piece of writing - the only good thing being that the car was found & returned.


I know what you mean the standard of writing and grammar of a lot of online news reports nowadays is appalling. Perhaps the cannot adjust from text speak. I have to say that the article above is one of the better ones, I have seen far worse.

 

Opps.

 

Oops?  :P 

On things like forums I accept that not everyone has exemplary language skills, or indeed may have dyslexia or similar difficulties, but a professional writer should be able to do better.

 

not heard of McKean's law or Muphry's law?



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 05:11 PM

Never heard of McKean's law, no.



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 06:06 PM

Never heard of McKean's law, no.

If you haven't heard of McKean's law, it's highly likely that you haven't heard of Muphry's law either.



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:30 PM

Any way... 

 

These thefts are still isolated incidents of course but one theft is one too many.

 

Maybe we should get alarms like this:  https://youtu.be/5h4joX0iF9A






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