Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Does No One Understand about Subject/Verb Agreement These Days?

Memories of killer 1900 storm haunts Galveston ahead of Ike: "Residents here on Tuesday warily followed the progress of Hurricane Ike -- currently tearing through the Caribbean on a path to the Texas coastline -- mindful of the anniversary this month of a storm that devastated the island city in 1900."


Anonymous said...

Let me recommend Erik Larson's book on the Galveston hurricane of 1900, Isaac's Storm: A man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history.

Fascinating stuff.


Benjie said...

Looks like an entry in the "Grammar/Usage Police" section. It also puts in mind the flaky headlines in our local rag. Does no one teach headline writing these days?

Cap'n Bob said...

I heard that Hurrican Ike hit the Caribbean so hard they're renaming it Hurricane Ike Turner.