Thursday, August 12, 2010

Corrections of the Times

From the Corrections page in today’s New York Times:

An article on Wednesday about Tiger Woods’s golfing struggles heading into the P.G.A. Championship described incorrectly his change of heart about playing on the United States Ryder Cup team. His new willingness to be a captain’s pick for the team represents a 180-degree turn, not a 360-degree turn.
Or better: a reversal. (Avoid clichés.)

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comments: 2

Pete said...

Or perhaps he was particularly indecisive, and did a 540-degree turn. Indeed, the Times should do much better writing than that.

Michael Leddy said...

That’s a really nice twist of the cliché.