Testy Copy Editors

Our new website is up and running at testycopyeditors.org. This board will be maintained as an archive. Please visit the new site and register. Direct questions to the proprietor, blanp@testycopyeditors.org
It is currently Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:16 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 12 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: How about a Target?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 8:57 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2002 1:01 am
Posts: 8342
Location: Bethesda, Md.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Voters in this Los Angeles suburb are deciding whether new jobs outweighs the loss of other business and more traffic, as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pushes a ballot measure to build a warehouse-sized store, while skirting zoning, traffic and environmental reviews.<p>***A good number of people might be voting based solely on whether they want a Wal-Mart nearby for "shopping purposes," not giving a care to economic issues. Also, how big is a warehouse?***


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: How about a Target?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2002 1:01 am
Posts: 8342
Location: Bethesda, Md.
Inglewood voters headed to the polls today to decide whether to give the world's largest company, Wal-Mart, free reign to build a Supercenter in their city .... (Los Angeles Times)


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: How about a Target?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2003 12:01 am
Posts: 1112
Location: An undisclosed alpine meadow
Holy homonym, Batman, that's a royal typo.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How about a Target?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:45 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 28, 2004 1:01 am
Posts: 37
Location: sunny SoCal
YIKES! At least it didn't say free "rain." I guess that'd be better for business... think of all the umbrellas that'd be sold at Wal-Mart.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How about a Target?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 9:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:01 am
Posts: 101
Location: Inner Baltimore
Voters in this Los Angeles suburb are deciding whether new jobs outweighs the loss of other business and more traffic...<p>Shouldn't it be "new jobs outweigh" or "the prospect of new jobs outweighs"? <p>Or, preferably, "the prospect of menial, nonunion, subsistence-level jobs for all outweighs the loss anything else one might name..."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How about a Target?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2003 1:01 am
Posts: 458
Location: Heart of Global Warming
<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by blanp:
***A good number of people might be voting based solely on whether they want a Wal-Mart nearby for "shopping purposes," not giving a care to economic issues. <hr></blockquote>60.5% of Inglewood residents who voted decided "shopping purposes" weren't worth the destruction of local businesses if Wal-Mart moved in. <p>D.<p>[ April 07, 2004: Message edited by: DominEditrix ]</p>


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: How about a Target?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2002 12:01 am
Posts: 887
Location: U.S.A.
<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by JPSheehan:
Shouldn't it be "new jobs outweigh" or "the prospect of new jobs outweighs"?<hr></blockquote><p>"New jobs outweighs" is correct, as voters are considering the concept of all those new Wal-Mart jobs collectively. But I'll grant you, the sentence still trips up the reader. Tacking on "the prospect of," as you suggested, takes care of that nicely.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How about a Target?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 11:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 29, 2002 12:01 am
Posts: 138
Location: Washington, D.C.
<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Gary Kirchherr:
<p>"New jobs outweighs" is correct, as voters are considering the concept of all those new Wal-Mart jobs collectively. But I'll grant you, the sentence still trips up the reader. Tacking on "the prospect of," as you suggested, takes care of that nicely.<hr></blockquote><p>That sounds reasonable enough in theory, but in practice sometimes you just have to let the nouns and the verbs agree without thinking too much more about it, and I think this is one of those times.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: How about a Target?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 5:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jul 28, 2002 12:01 am
Posts: 24
Location: Torrance, Ca
Granted warehouse store isn't in the dictionary but I think usage has made it understandable.
that being said a Wal-Mart's super store doesn't qualify...Sam's Club or Costco are probably the best example of a ware-house store.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: How about a Target?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 5:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2002 1:01 am
Posts: 8342
Location: Bethesda, Md.
<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by thomrit:
Granted warehouse store isn't in the dictionary but I think usage has made it understandable.
that being said a Wal-Mart's super store doesn't qualify...Sam's Club or Costco are probably the best example of a ware-house store.
<hr></blockquote><p>Maybe, but the story says the Wal-Mart would have been a "warehouse-sized store," which can mean nothing but the size of a warehouse.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: How about a Target?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 5:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2002 12:01 am
Posts: 1286
Location: Saranac Lake, N.Y.
<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by blanp:
<p>Maybe, but the story says the Wal-Mart would have been a "warehouse-sized store," which can mean nothing but the size of a warehouse.<hr></blockquote><p>Hey, shouldn't that be "warehouse-size store"?


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: How about a Target?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 6:13 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2002 1:01 am
Posts: 8342
Location: Bethesda, Md.
<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by ADKbrown:
<p>Hey, shouldn't that be "warehouse-size store"?<hr></blockquote><p>Yes.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 12 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

What They're Saying




Useful Links