Chicago station says ‘pubic’ schools canceled
Chicago’s ABC O&O WLS-TV fell victim to the unfortunate similarity between the words “public” and “pubic” in its rush to get the news out that Chicago Public Schools had decided to cancel classes Thursday.
The lower third also contained a subject-verb agreement error — with “cancel” being used instead of “cancels.” “Cancels” should have been used because, in this case, “Chicago Public Schools” is referring to a singular entity.
Chicago "Pubic" Schools are closed tomorrow, in case you're wondering. Oops. pic.twitter.com/Gk7Hct0c1L— Collin Ruane (@CollinRuaneTV) January 8, 2015