29 May 2009

Fun with typos: Hoes are people in your neighborhood

Since I know it's generally lacking, I thought I'd take an opportunity to provide you all with a little local color from out here in the northwest Chicagoland area.

Here's a recent article covering an exciting high-speed chase through a residential area:

Motorist charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding

My favorite snippet appears towards the end:

Two vehicles and two hoes were also damaged in the shooting, but nobody was injured.

I find this absolutely shocking. Not morally, because I'm a realist, but sympathetically. What, hoes don't count as people anymore?! They're just property to be damaged?*

That seems more than a bit cruel, regardless of whether you assume that in the reporter's judgmental haze, he or she is even correct about whether these people were, in fact, hoes.

I say we send an editor in for a followup. How much do you think a newspaper office carries in petty cash these days?

* I know one reporter who would definitely see it that way: Senior Washington Correspondent Pimpbot 5000.


unmitigated me said...

Ho cake? Ho got to eat, too!

Chris M. said...

You need to understand with recent budgetary constraints, news outlets are having to cut back on their use of editing.

Amazing, really.

Weather Moose

Sam_I_am said...

Was the pimp driving?

Mama Dawg said...

Those poor, poor hoes. I really feel for them ya know?

Mary said...

aggravated fleeing? They did it with an attitude?
And the eluding. Eluding is like grown up hide and seek. You get in trouble for that?

Kori said...

As is often the case, the comments are just as funny as the post. Well done.

Swirl Girl said...

Fo-shizzle, dude.

MakingChanges said...

Really, what kind of judgmental people are we?

Now that is just funny right there!

Unknown said...

Truly there's nothing worse than damaged hoes. I mean, you'd have to sell them at a discount, am I right?? A scratch and dent sale, yes? LOL

KatBouska said...

Thanks for sticking up for me Dan. It means a lot.

Father Knows (Travis) Best said...

As a former newspaper editor, I've seen much worse and puzzling than this. I'll never forget the time someone in the pagination room hit spellcheck or something and accidentally changed Mick Jagger's name to Micah Jaguar.