A flying horse? I'd like to see that!

@JudyEv (327247)
Rockingham, Australia
July 30, 2023 9:57pm CST
The image doesn’t have much to do with the text apart from a horse being involved. The photo shows three riders heading towards Vince. The horses have to step over the railway lines but there is no danger of meeting a train as the line isn’t used any more. There was a sad news item where a light plane taking off from an airstrip on a farm struck a horse which had to be euthanised. Neither of the men in the plane were hurt badly. But a sentence in the news report bears repeating. It read: The animal was struck by the plane as it was taking off at Brentwood. I’d quite like to see a flying horse! Once, you could rely on certain papers to get their grammar and syntax correct but those days are long gone.
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@thebos (5965)
• Kisumu, Kenya
31 Jul
I really want to see that too
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@JudyEv (327247)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
@thebos Grammatical ones are, that's for sure! lol
@JudyEv (327247)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
Grammatical mistakes like this really annoy me.
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@thebos (5965)
• Kisumu, Kenya
31 Jul
@JudyEv well mistakes are usually made by people
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@AmbiePam (86157)
• United States
31 Jul
I’m wondering how the horse was in the position to be hit. Do you think the headline editors do it on purpose now? Sometimes I think they’ll do anything to get someone to read articles.
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@AmbiePam (86157)
• United States
31 Jul
@JudyEv I totally understand!
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@JudyEv (327247)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
If the airstrip was on a private property, I can only guess that there was livestock in the paddock. And you might be right about such errors being used on purpose but it really annoys me. lol
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@rebelann (111503)
• El Paso, Texas
31 Jul
I've noticed that too. It seems the younger generations don't bother to use grammar correctly, they expect you to understand what they meant.
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@rebelann (111503)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Aug
So true. I've noticed that many misunderstand because of those kinds of misuse.
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@JudyEv (327247)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Aug
It's okay understanding what is meant but it can lead to misunderstanding too.
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@jstory07 (135300)
• Roseburg, Oregon
31 Jul
I would like to see a horse with wings that could fly that would be neat.
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@jstory07 (135300)
• Roseburg, Oregon
31 Jul
@JudyEv Maybe but Noah did not get it on the ark.
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@JudyEv (327247)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
Maybe they'll recreate the unicorn one day.
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@JudyEv (327247)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
@jstory07 That's true so maybe we'll never get to see a flying horse.
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@wolfgirl569 (96790)
• Marion, Ohio
31 Jul
I want a flying horse. Sad that it got hit
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@JudyEv (327247)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Aug
Very sad and what a mess it would have made of both the plane and the horse.
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@wolfgirl569 (96790)
• Marion, Ohio
1 Aug
@JudyEv It's a mess when any larger animal gets hit. Deer can destroy a car
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@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
31 Jul
Yep, I’d like to see that flying horse too.
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@JudyEv (327247)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
It's a shame there are such a lot of errors in our national papers.
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@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
31 Jul
@JudyEv I know but it is funny. I had my picture taken by a similar sign but now I don’t remember what the sign said or what happened to the picture. It must be in one of my picture albums.
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@BarBaraPrz (45716)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
31 Jul
How's this?
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@JudyEv (327247)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Aug
That is just so beautiful. I'd be happy to have that on my wall.
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@snowy22315 (171564)
• United States
31 Jul
I guess they do a bit of flying when they are in the air over the jumps.
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@JudyEv (327247)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Aug
They do indeed. But it this case it's the plane what is trying to fly.
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@May2k8 (18135)
• Indonesia
31 Jul
shouldn't there be an audit team to check everything written? I wish to see real flying horse.
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@JudyEv (327247)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Aug
You would think an editor would pick it up before it gets printed/broadcast.
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@Manasha (2727)
• Pondicherry, India
26 Aug
You're right; the quality of grammar and syntax in some publications has declined over the years. News organizations need to uphold high standards in language use to ensure clear and accurate communication.
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@JudyEv (327247)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Aug
Even our national news stories have some quite bad errors in them from time to time.
@RebeccasFarm (86984)
• United States
31 Jul
Glad they were not hurt badly. Poor horse now.
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@JudyEv (327247)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Aug
Yes, it would have made as awful mess of the horse.
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@Ronrybs (17951)
• London, England
31 Jul
I am sure the editors do it on purpose just to get attention.
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@JudyEv (327247)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Aug
Do you think so? Maybe they do but it bugs me. However, if that is all that ever bugs me then I'm very lucky.
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@LindaOHio (159304)
• United States
31 Jul
Sorry to hear about the horse, regardless of the syntax. Nice photo. Enjoy your day.
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@JudyEv (327247)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Aug
It would have been awful - a plane running into a horse.
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@Beestring (13505)
• Hong Kong
31 Jul
How can they make such a mistake? Do you think they did it on purpose to catch attention?
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@JudyEv (327247)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
You see such mistakes quite often. I think people don't bother to check that what they've written actually makes sense.
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