One thing that really bugs me is when I find an easily avoidable mistake from a writer who is supposedly a “pro.: Take, for instance, this flub from NBC Bay Area, speaking about young penguins relocating to their permanent home in the SF Zoo:
All five made it to the promise land and are now settling in to their new digs.
Earth to whatever nameless staffer wrote that… it’s promised land, not promise land. It originally referred to the land of Israel in Biblical times, because it was the land that God had promised to the Israelites. Hence, “promised land.”
Okay, end of rant… from me. But if you’ve seen an example of a writing error from someone who should have known better, drop it in the comments!