Monday, June 28, 2010

Summit editing fail

Ahem. CNN, do not make me come down there:

Obama presented Cameron with Goose Island 312 beer from Chicago while Cameron gave the President 5.2 percent Hobb Goblin beer.

As you should have let your instincts tell you, the Wychwood product in question is called Hobgoblin.* Hard to see why we're bringing in its alcohol content,** since 312 is Chicago's area code, not the ABV of the eponymous wheat Our Side brought to the summit.

Let's step up the game a bit there, kids. Copy editors are supposed to know this sort of thing.

* Despite what you might have just heard on The Daily Show, it's not made up. It's actually Language Czarina's favorite bitter.
** Cameron was being a bit of a supercilious twit. It drinks fairly well at fridge temp.


Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Whoa. Be 312 proof or percentage, that's some beer.

7:47 AM, July 02, 2010  

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