Professional Journalism
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It never ceases to amaze me when a journalist uses the wrong word. I mean, it's their job to pick the right one, right?

Case in point: this article from a local paper.

A young man, Kyle Jarvis, taking a short cut to catch a bus found the truck in an abandoned barn. The barn’s door had been closed. Jarvis knew that was unusual and peaked inside.

So, as the Pacific plate slowly crashed into the North American plate, Mr. Jarvis was pushed to the highest altitude he had yet attained, thus he peaked inside the abandoned barn.

Even after leaving a sarcastic comment, it remains uncorrected.

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