Tuesday, December 27, 2011

He's the Un Leader

From the Pioneer Press last week:

Pioneer Press news brief with headline North Korea's Un buffs up image, consolidates power

Note to the copy editor (at AP? or at the PiPress?) who wrote this headline: Korean (and Chinese) names place the family name first, so Kim Jong Un's shortened name here should be Kim.

And his given name is Jong Un, so referring to him as Un is pretty wrong. It's akin to referring to someone named Mary Anne Smith as Anne on second reference.

1 comment:

Cinday said...

Newspapers nowadays don't have the budget to pay for proofreaders. It's too bad. I'd love a job like that....