[Resolved]  Times Of India Newspaper — poor knowledge of English

Address:Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Dear Sir/Madam,
I have been a regular reader of English newspapers for the last 66 years since I was 6 years old. My late Dad was instrumental in getting me to read the popular English newspaper then i.e. The Indian Express in the fervent hope that I would improve my knowledge of English although my mother tongue is English being an Anglo-Indian. Nowadays all sorts of English newspapers are being produced and the himalayan blunders that they commit in their write ups will soon make a person forget the little English one knows. I have been reading the Times of India for the last 9 months and the number of mistakes that I have found is so disgusting and nauseating. For instance today there is a write up that states - "cremated body of infant resurfaces mysteriously". How can a cremated person resurface? Are you so ignorant that you don't understand the meaning of "cremation." The Oxford English Dictionary states that "cremation is to burn a corpse to ashes". How then can a cremated person resurface? In another item of news it states that "they conducted searches in the residences of their houses." What a laugh! Don't "residence" and "house" mean one and the same thing? You are strutting about and shouting and publishing that your paper is the "numero uno" among readership, perhaps among people who have very little or no knowledge of English. On top (2) you state "check text spelling before submitting" does it not apply to you? Are your proof readers so poor in English that they don't know what sort of himalayan blunders are being committed and being published? You are a laughing stock among people like me who are submerged in the English language and I am sure that there are 1000s of people like me. It is totally unforgivable for a paper of your standard, that too now "numero uno" (sic) to publish such sort of rubbish and nonsense. It is even more highly disgraceful to allow such blunders to be printed and published. Hope you will be more careful atleast in the future.
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Aug 13, 2020
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