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Offline Texacon

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https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/tropical-storm-erick-now-hurricane-143147032.html


Ok, so this is a story from People, apparently.  I'm not a journalist nor am I a professional writer, which is obvious if you read much of what I write here, but this is just ... stupid.

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Tropical Storm Erick Is Now a Hurricane — and Getting Stronger
People  Claudia Harmata,People 4 hours ago
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Tropical Storm Erick — making its way over the eastern Pacific Ocean — evolved into a hurricane Monday night, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The storm is expected to travel westward, just south of Hawaii’s big island, though the hurricane is not expected to hit land.

Parts of Hawaii may see increased wind gusts and rainfall Thursday evening when Erick is anticipated south of the islands, and the conditions could continue through Friday. However, the National Hurricane Center reports that by Thursday, the hurricane will widdle down to a Tropical Storm once again.

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So I was confused when I read the bold part about the hurricane.  I've always heard that you WHITTLE something down.  Make is smaller or reshape it, right?

So I looked that word up;


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widdle/ (ˈwɪdəl) British informal /
verb
(intr) to urinate
noun
urine
an act or instance of urinating


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Someone should proofread for the author of this piece!  I guess this hurricane is going to blow in and piss down my leg?

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The snowflakes in Journalism school are too busy getting triggered and going to their safe space rather than learning how to write and report facts.

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The snowflakes in Journalism school are too busy getting triggered and going to their safe space rather than learning how to write and report facts.

It's all about them.

Well, snowflakes do widdle on themselves frequently.
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Well, snowflakes do widdle on themselves frequently.

Because they have widdle wee wees.
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Probably meant 'Dwindle' but it passed robot spell check because 'Widdle' was in the writer's dictionary, probably from writing snarky shit in the past.  Yeah, no professionalism, no editing, no quality work.
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Probably meant 'Dwindle' but it passed robot spell check because 'Widdle' was in the writer's dictionary, probably from writing snarky shit in the past.  Yeah, no professionalism, no editing, no quality work.


I didn’t think of dwindle. Good call.

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Here's a brief one from the Chicago Tribune breaking news email today:

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There was a death of a festivalgoer Saturday night, the second in Lollapalooza’s history in the past two years.

Trying to cram too much into one sentence without being clear.  In Lollapalooza's history in the past two years? :banghead:

That makes it sound that Lollapalooza has only been around for two years, when in reality it started in 1991.  Eliminate the word "history" and it is much cleaner and crisp of a sentence.
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Here's a brief one from the Chicago Tribune breaking news email today:

Trying to cram too much into one sentence without being clear.  In Lollapalooza's history in the past two years? :banghead:

That makes it sound that Lollapalooza has only been around for two years, when in reality it started in 1991.  Eliminate the word "history" and it is much cleaner and crisp of a sentence.


I see it all the time and it's frustrating.  ESPECIALLY when it's the frigging headline!

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Read this blather from CBS news and tell me if it is objective:

Jeffrey Epstein's death by apparent suicide inspires new conspiracy theories.

https://tiny.iavian.net/ugwq

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Mr. Trump, who rose to conservative prominence by falsely claiming Obama wasn't born in the U.S., retweeted unsubstantiated claims about Epstein's death.

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