Another entry in the PR Wall of Shame

From a press release off Business Wire (and thank God, not an automation industry release): Testifying at last week's Food and Drub Administration's hearing, Steven Havas, American Medical Association's (AMA) vice president for science, quality and public health analogized that the number of U.S. deaths attributable to excess salt intake "is the equivalent of a jumbo jet with more than 400 passengers crashing every day of the year, year after year."  I DID add the boldface so you wouldn't have to look too hard to find it.
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  • <p>Spelling errors and grammatical errors in releases seem to be on the rise, that's for sure. None of us is infallible, of course, and I've had my share of typos over the years....it is disheartening, however, to be a regular lurker on the blogosphere and see so many atrocious spelling errors -- no wonder the U.S. is falling behind!</p>

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  • <p>You're right, Linda. The younger workers I work with have only a very tenuous grasp of grammar, spelling and punctuation. As an editor, it drives me bugnuts.</p> <p>How this release could have gotten out this way is amazing to me...and somebody had the gonads to bill for it, too.</p>

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