Friday, November 25, 2011

NP

I think it is unfortunate that though the NP published my letter to the editor today,  two grammatical errors were introduced.

This is what I wrote: On the day JFK was assassinated, I was a five-year old boy playing in our backyard when the neighbour girl came over, crying, to tell me that “the President” had been shot. I went inside where I found my parents listening intently to the radio. Before I had said a word, my father put his finger to his lips and shushed me quiet. That day my father rented a TV, an instrument viewed with great suspicion by my family. We had the TV in our house for a week, and on Saturday morning my brothers and I watched cartoons.

This is what they published: I was a five-year-old playing in our backyard when the a (error!) neighbourhood girl came over, crying, to tell me that “the president” had been shot. I went inside, where I found my parents listening intently to the radio. Before I could say a word, my father put his finger to his lips and shushed me quiet. That day, my father rented a television, an instrument viewed with great suspicion by my family. We had it in our house for a week, allowing my brothers and I (error!) to watch cartoons on Saturday morning.

But I'll get over it.

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