Fred neither pedaled nor peddled

Some pixel pusher doesn’t have his shit Wired tight.

I know, I know, sometimes it seems as though the bike biz is more about peddling than pedaling, but still, Wired, Jesus H., etc.

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10 Responses to “Fred neither pedaled nor peddled”

  1. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    Reminds me of some of the stuff they put up on local news broadcasts – the spelling errors make me scratch my head.
    On cycling websites I’m amazed at how often people use the word peloton, but can’t spell it correctly. They should just type PACK and leave it at that!

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      It’s a curse, being a copy editor. Everything gives me a case of the arse, from newspapers to websites to menus to mailers.

      Don’t get me started on the TV people. I went to one of the local station’s websites to check on some news that the “newspaper” wasn’t on top of and hijo, madre, puto, cabron, they must be hiring the home-schooled before they graduate.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        It’s probably hard sometimes for you to put up with my scribbling in the comments. I would do better if I would just slow down. I will do better so your little gray cells will not scream at you.

      • larryatcycleitalia Says:

        You can imagine what my wife used to deal with – a PhD in philosophy ends up teaching basic writing skills. The profs in charge of teaching that stuff don’t do it for fear of damaging their delicate student’s creativity.
        My question of course is, “If you can’t understand WTF they wrote, how does Connor’s or Kaitlin’s creativity get demonstrated? They come across as morons who can’t think or write!” But what do I know?

  2. Herb from Michigan Says:

    It could be worse …they could be putting gun turrets in vehicles instead of exercise gizmos. Dammit! Why did I even think that! The NRA will be all over that idea. I can see them now as Option Package A on your Escalade or Navigator.
    BTW the bike in the photo looks pretty saucy to me. Ready for some serious commuting.

  3. Randolph Says:

    Confession here – I had to scrutinize the post and comments for way to long before figuring out what you were all chatting about. My brain just slides right over editing errors, usually without loss of meaning, Usually…

    In eighth grade they told me spelling counts. Then they let me move across the road too ninth.

  4. Esteban O’ Says:

    Dawned on me during the early phases of blogging and social media that the internet favors enthusiasm and energy over technical competence. Every time I search for a recipe based on ingredients, not remembering the source, I get as the top hit some incoherent blog full of typos but lots of anecdotes and explanation points. Which is fine, in a blog. But the trickle down effect is these folks are now working for Wired and The NY Times.

    Or maybe I’m just a grumpy old man these days. I just spent 10 minutes taking a red pen to my first grader’s teacher’s weekly newsletter.

    • larryatcycleitalia Says:

      My wife used to try to educate the future 1st grade teachers of the midwest. Certain areas of study tend to be the dumping ground for marginal students and education is one of them. Business is another. When your goal is just to get a diploma (or be eligible to play a sport) rather than an education, you quickly find the path of least resistance it seems.
      Higher-ed these days has seen the admissions department become the recruiting department in far too many cases. Diplomas are commodities and students are little more than consumers.
      Point any of this out and you will be called a grumpy old man…I know from experience!!!

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