Once again, we have an excellent example of near-illiteracy from a newspaper (no prizes for guessing which one, although they’re all equally terrible):
A huntsman spider has been captured devouring a frog after luring it into a fake shelter made of leaves, in Madagascar, Africa. The grizzly spectacle was discovered by a team of scientists (top right) conducting a bird count in the village of Ambodiala, in Marojejy National Park in the island country’s northeast.
Excuse me, but a “grizzly spectacle” would be the sight of eight bears taking it in turns to butt-fuck Kamala Harris*.
The proper word to be used in the above report should be “grisly” — G-R-I-S-L-Y — which means gruesome or nauseating. Not that that the above-mentioned gangbang wouldn’t be just as gruesome to watch — those poor bears — but the fact remains that there is a massive difference between grisly and grizzly, as any fourth-grader of my generation would have been able to point out.
Grisly —–> <—– Grizzly
Also, to pick a further nit, the spider wasn’t “captured”, it was captured on film — another seemingly-small but important detail.
And finally, Madagascar is an independent nation located on an island off the coast of Africa. Carrying the DM ‘s example further, it would be like saying that helium-voiced singer Kylie Minogue comes from “Australia, Southeast Asia”.
All that sloppiness in one paragraph. Is it too early for a second gin?
*I’m not wishing violence upon our beloved Vice-President, of course; this analogy is purely for illustrative purposes.