April 29th, 2003

Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer

Duh...

So, I was trying to read the paper this morning and I came across the following passage:

As the two cars headed south on Hwy. 169 on Sunday, the three adults inside them hurled insults, a scissors and a screwdriver, Brooklyn Park police said Monday.

Now, with the help of monstersocks I've been trying to be less twitchy about language that I don't like, but this really bothered me. I expect a little more from the Star Tribune than the phrase "a scissors." Was one of the adults wearing "a pants?"

In my opinion, using the phrase "a scissors" is equivalent to starting every paragraph with "Duh..." or writing in all caps or using crayon. It makes the writer look uneducated and unprofessional.