|TODAY, Aug 12, page one|
This is a page one story! I'm wondering whether it was simply a case of inattentiveness or that everyone who saw the word "unchartered" thought it was the correct one!
Anyway, here's help:
Uncharted versus Unchartered
Over at ST, this use of the shorthand expression "Canberra" is wrong...
|ST, Aug 12, page A4|
The intended meaning is "a greater US troop presence in Australia", not just that tiny little capital territory called Canberra!
Again, was it mere carelessness or no one knew it was wrong? On the same page (A4), just above the item cited above, "Manila" was correctly used, to mean "the Philippine government":
This example below is more iffy. But I would prefer consistency, that is, "Canberra/Washington" or "Australia/the US":
|ST, Aug 12|
Okay, I'm done with error-spotting. I felt this range of ST Forum readers' views (Aug 12) on the use of mobile devices in cars (and even by pedestrians), was pretty enlightening:
On the international politics front, this letter (ST Forum, Aug 12) by Taiwan's representative here is food for thought, especially when one is cognizant that Taipei and Beijing have never contradicted each other's territorial claims in the East China Sea and the South China Sea:
Meanwhile, one American commentator (a former diplomat no less!) wants to take the already roiling South China Sea disputes into uncharted waters!...
South China Sea: A Counter to China’s Paramilitary Juggernaut
Finally, I always love tidbits of trivia. This one came courtesy of ST's Classified (Aug 12):