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posted by janrinok on Saturday September 11, @07:03AM   Printer-friendly

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. These were "a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks [...] against the United States of America on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001."

Of the 2,977 people who died, 2,605 were U.S. citizens and 372 non-U.S. citizens (excluding the 19 perpetrators). More than 90 countries lost citizens in the attacks, including the United Kingdom (67 deaths), the Dominican Republic (47 deaths), India (41 deaths), Greece (39 deaths), South Korea (28 deaths), Canada (24 deaths), Japan (24 deaths), Colombia (18 deaths), Jamaica (16 deaths), Philippines (16 deaths), Mexico (15 deaths), Trinidad and Tobago (14 deaths), Ecuador (13 deaths), Australia (11 deaths), Germany (11 deaths), Italy (10 deaths), Bangladesh (6 deaths), Ireland (6 deaths), Pakistan (6 deaths), and Poland (6 deaths).

It was a tragedy not only for America, but for the world.

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  • (Score: 2) by Rosco P. Coltrane on Saturday September 11, @05:17PM (3 children)

    by Rosco P. Coltrane (4757) on Saturday September 11, @05:17PM (#1177030)

    Because if you're an editor - be it a SN or /. editor, or a journalist - you write publicly, possibly for a living, and there's a reasonably expectation that you master the language you write in. It's the editors, journalists and other professional writers who should be correcting and educating the smartasses, not the other way round.

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  • (Score: 2) by PiMuNu on Saturday September 11, @07:21PM

    by PiMuNu (3823) on Saturday September 11, @07:21PM (#1177058)

    asinum non esto.

  • (Score: 2, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @09:26PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @09:26PM (#1177100)

    you write publicly, possibly for a living,

    I have an idea. We'll just cut our editor's pay by 10% every time they make a mistake! I leave you to do the division by zero math . . .

  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Monday September 13, @02:27PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Monday September 13, @02:27PM (#1177421) Journal

    They are volunteers. I quite doubt they are professional editors or writers. If you want grammatical and punctuation perfection, you should go check out a for-profit publication. Oh, wait! Those places fired all their proofreaders ages and ages ago, and use the completely imperfect spell-check functions in MS Word instead.

    Sorry, friend. I know it's hard for a punctilious man, but you really have no choice any more but to get used to it.

    Washington DC delenda est.