Saturday, January 30, 2010

Copy Edit du Jour

The club's 40-foot-high ceilings provide ample room for dancing.

Changed to:

The club's 40-foot-high ceilings add to the spacious feel on the dance floor.

Then again, maybe I'm just stuck in the days when club-goers obeyed the laws of gravity.

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slade said...

haha. i adore your blog.

June Casagrande said...

Thanks. I love when I come across stuff like that. The person who wrote it was actually a very good writer. (In fact, the error might have been the result of editors rewording stuff.)

Still, no writer is immune from accidentally writing about vertical dancing.

Unknown said...

Isn't there a Lionel Ritchie song about this?

June Casagrande said...

Ha! Probably doesn't count, though, as any musician's idea of being elevated is probably chemically enhanced.


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