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(CNN)   Space station astronauts make risky spacewalk; article writer mistakes "exasperated " for "exacerbated." It's not literate, it's CNN   (cnn.com) divider line 88
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2008-01-30 03:43:19 PM  
Well, not as bad as:

i164.photobucket.com
 
2008-01-30 03:45:11 PM  
Guysmiley: Well, not as bad as:

-OR-

i161.photobucket.com
 
2008-01-30 03:47:31 PM  
The_Primal_Janitor: Except for the fact that one is archaic -- as pointed out in the text you posted -- and the other if preferred. In a contemporary news article, the former is correct; the latter should be avoided.

"Should be avoided" does not mean "wrong", it just means not in popular or common usage. Rather than say "ha, he did something stupid" why not say "Hey, I learned a new word!"

/or a new usage
//I did
 
2008-01-30 03:48:30 PM  
The_Primal_Janitor: -OR-

What... the....?!
 
2008-01-30 03:48:54 PM  
Guysmiley: Well, not as bad as:

CNN's made that mistake more than once.. when SpaceShipOne won the X Prize in 2004, CNN initially said that it was traveling at 3 times the speed of light.
 
2008-01-30 03:51:16 PM  
ArcadianRefugee: The_Primal_Janitor: Except for the fact that one is archaic -- as pointed out in the text you posted -- and the other if preferred. In a contemporary news article, the former is correct; the latter should be avoided.

"Should be avoided" does not mean "wrong", it just means not in popular or common usage. Rather than say "ha, he did something stupid" why not say "Hey, I learned a new word!"

/or a new usage
//I did


Problem is, it's not modernly accepted, so no one will know what you're saying. You may as well make up words and claim they're "new."
 
2008-01-30 03:51:58 PM  
Guysmiley: Well, not as bad as:

See that explains a lot--there wasn't any explosion and Sally Ride is going to show up alive a few hundred years from now.

/or thousand
 
2008-01-30 03:53:21 PM  
I SAW ANOTHER COPY MISTAKE ON CNN TODAY

This was on the TV in the lobby of my job...

the scrolling marquee said

"Turn to Cnn.com for health, relationship, and other advice that you can ignore"

This actually would fall more under prank than mistake. Either way it was weird.
 
2008-01-30 03:53:40 PM  
kc987654: Guysmiley: Well, not as bad as:

See that explains a lot--there wasn't any explosion and Sally Ride is going to show up alive a few hundred years from now.

/or thousand


LOL.. Sally Ride wasn't on board, but still funny.
 
2008-01-30 03:53:46 PM  
Barakku: ArcadianRefugee: The_Primal_Janitor: Except for the fact that one is archaic -- as pointed out in the text you posted -- and the other if preferred. In a contemporary news article, the former is correct; the latter should be avoided.

"Should be avoided" does not mean "wrong", it just means not in popular or common usage. Rather than say "ha, he did something stupid" why not say "Hey, I learned a new word!"

/or a new usage
//I did

Problem is, it's not modernly accepted, so no one will know what you're saying. You may as well make up words and claim they're "new."


I prefer to use Anglo-Saxon and then look at people like THEY'RE the crazy ones.

/Beowulf is my homie
 
2008-01-30 03:54:45 PM  
Tyler Durden's Spleen: kc987654: Guysmiley: Well, not as bad as:

See that explains a lot--there wasn't any explosion and Sally Ride is going to show up alive a few hundred years from now.

/or thousand

LOL.. Sally Ride wasn't on board, but still funny.


Dang, Christa McAuliffe.

/sheesh, I suck
 
2008-01-30 03:55:01 PM  
ArcadianRefugee:
"Should be avoided" does not mean "wrong", it just means not in popular or common usage.

Those were MY words, so, sorry, you are incorrect.

Rather than say "ha, he did something stupid" why not say "Hey, I learned a new word!"

/or a new usage
//I did


Because it isn't a new word to me. An it's pretty obvious to those of us who have worked professionally in the media that the word selection was improper. It adds no "color" or "new angle" to the story, it is distracting, and most of all it conjures an image of a frustrated person. If you want so desperately for it to be "okay", then I won't stand in your way.

/Nice backpedaling though...
 
2008-01-30 03:55:20 PM  
BMulligan
Interestingly (well, to me, anyway), there was also a third definition: "adj. Botany - having a rough, prickly surface." I did not know that.


What, that Smokey was a pacifist?
 
2008-01-30 03:56:58 PM  
kc987654: Barakku: ArcadianRefugee: The_Primal_Janitor: Except for the fact that one is archaic -- as pointed out in the text you posted -- and the other if preferred. In a contemporary news article, the former is correct; the latter should be avoided.

"Should be avoided" does not mean "wrong", it just means not in popular or common usage. Rather than say "ha, he did something stupid" why not say "Hey, I learned a new word!"

/or a new usage
//I did

Problem is, it's not modernly accepted, so no one will know what you're saying. You may as well make up words and claim they're "new."

I prefer to use Anglo-Saxon and then look at people like THEY'RE the crazy ones.

/Beowulf is my homie


I love the word (yeah, the tard-filter butchers it) nubianrdly.
 
2008-01-30 03:59:07 PM  
kc987654: Tyler Durden's Spleen: kc987654: Guysmiley: Well, not as bad as:

See that explains a lot--there wasn't any explosion and Sally Ride is going to show up alive a few hundred years from now.

/or thousand

LOL.. Sally Ride wasn't on board, but still funny.

Dang, Christa McAuliffe.

/sheesh, I suck


buzzzzzzzzz (annoying game show sound).. wrong again, but thanks for playing. McAuliffe was on the Challenger. It's said to say I don't think most people would recognize the names of those killed on the Columbia.
 
2008-01-30 03:59:18 PM  
i don't know, sounds perfectly crobbulent to me
 
2008-01-30 04:02:36 PM  
Hey, leave CNN alone. For all intensive purposes, they got it right.
 
2008-01-30 04:02:46 PM  
img163.imageshack.us
 
2008-01-30 04:03:03 PM  
Tyler Durden's Spleen: It's said to say I don't think most people would recognize the names of those killed on the Columbia.

I would, but I'm a geek. I also doubt most people would recognize the names of the other astronauts who were on STS-51-L with McAuliffe.
 
2008-01-30 04:05:44 PM  
Mnemia: Tyler Durden's Spleen: It's said to say I don't think most people would recognize the names of those killed on the Columbia.

I would, but I'm a geek. I also doubt most people would recognize the names of the other astronauts who were on STS-51-L with McAuliffe.


No doubt about that.. I know I wouldn't. It's a sad commentary on who our culture considers noteworthy.
 
2008-01-30 04:07:43 PM  
The_Primal_Janitor: ArcadianRefugee:
"Should be avoided" does not mean "wrong", it just means not in popular or common usage.

Those were MY words, so, sorry, you are incorrect.

Rather than say "ha, he did something stupid" why not say "Hey, I learned a new word!"

/or a new usage
//I did

Because it isn't a new word to me. An it's pretty obvious to those of us who have worked professionally in the media that the word selection was improper. It adds no "color" or "new angle" to the story, it is distracting, and most of all it conjures an image of a frustrated person. If you want so desperately for it to be "okay", then I won't stand in your way.

/Nice backpedaling though...


Pleafe, all of thou doth need to clofe ye olde pie-holef

/just playin' :)
//continue
 
2008-01-30 04:08:26 PM  
ajt167: i don't know, sounds perfectly crobbulent to me

Crobbulent?

You mean cromulent? Or was that a stab at irony?
 
2008-01-30 04:11:56 PM  
The_Primal_Janitor: Because it isn't a new word to me. An [insert a "d" here] it's pretty obvious to those of us who have worked blah blah blah...
 
2008-01-30 04:21:35 PM  
The_Primal_Janitor: Nice backpedaling though.

I'm not sure how I backpedaled. My initial comment was "not wrong". I still say "not wrong". Just because it threw you for a loop doesn't mean the rest of us are ill-educated.

Barakku: so no one will know what you're saying.

That makes it a bad choice of words. It does not make the author illiterate (though he may well have been "wrong" in that he had meant to use the other word).
 
2008-01-30 04:22:10 PM  
ArcadianRefugee: That makes it a bad choice of words.

Word.
 
2008-01-30 04:23:06 PM  
We seem to be experimenting technological differences.
 
2008-01-30 04:25:15 PM  
ex·as·per·ate (ĭg-zās'pə-rāt')
tr.v. ex·as·per·at·ed, ex·as·per·at·ing, ex·as·per·ates

1. To make very angry or impatient; annoy greatly.
2. To increase the gravity or intensity of.
Subby not as smart as he thinks he is.
Nothing to see here, move along.
 
2008-01-30 04:29:32 PM  
What a whorable mistake. I hope they fix it soon.
 
2008-01-30 04:31:57 PM  
Tyler Durden's Spleen: kc987654: Tyler Durden's Spleen: kc987654: Guysmiley: Well, not as bad as:

See that explains a lot--there wasn't any explosion and Sally Ride is going to show up alive a few hundred years from now.

/or thousand

LOL.. Sally Ride wasn't on board, but still funny.

Dang, Christa McAuliffe.

/sheesh, I suck

buzzzzzzzzz (annoying game show sound).. wrong again, but thanks for playing. McAuliffe was on the Challenger. It's said to say I don't think most people would recognize the names of those killed on the Columbia.


Oh yeah, I keep forgetting that we've blown up two and yet still haven't come up with a replacement for the shuttle.

/oops
 
2008-01-30 04:43:00 PM  
markie_farkie: Next up, CNN uses "Specimen" to describe an Italian astronaut.

Or "Inuendo" to describe an Italian suppository.
 
2008-01-30 04:47:11 PM  
Seriously, people. One of the submitters (and the moderators) at Fark think that Jesus turned wine into water, and you're complaining about this?

Bunch of no-knothing hypocrites.
 
2008-01-30 05:16:24 PM  
Could have been worse....

i275.photobucket.com
 
2008-01-30 08:01:20 PM  
exacerbate, exasperate Sometimes confused or misused. To exacerbate is "to make a bad situation worse, to aggravate the situation." To exasperate is "to greatly irritate or annoy another person." See aggravate.

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* Exacerbate and exasperate. Exacerbate means "to make worse". Exasperate means "to exhaust", usually someone's patience.
o Standard: Treatment by untrained personnel can exacerbate injuries.
o Standard: Don't let Jack talk to the state trooper; he is tactless and will just exasperate her.


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Having an archaic meaning or not, it's simply poor writing style.
 
2008-01-30 08:20:45 PM  
When is a space walk not risky?
 
2008-01-30 08:48:02 PM  
This mistake should have been caught by an editor. Everyone makes mistakes, and this one is quite understandable.
 
2008-01-30 08:48:31 PM  
Mnemia:
Is it just me, or are major publications of all kinds making more grammatical and spelling mistakes than in the past? I've certainly noticed more of them in the last couple of years. Maybe the Internet is degrading all of our ability to write, or maybe publishers just don't care about running stuff by an editor as much anymore.

I see it a lot these days. Bugs the hell out of me, especially when they're really simple mistakes that a fifth grader could catch on a bad day.
 
2008-01-30 08:49:11 PM  
Aaaaaaand I fail at quoting today. Fark.
 
2008-01-30 10:07:11 PM  
Online news site publishes typo:

It's not funny or entertaining, it's a Fark greenlight.
 
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