Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Sloppy or Stupid?

Taken from TInd:

When Ada Colau, Barcelona's first female mayor, took office in 2015, she wasn't one to mince her words about the scourge that is tourism on her beloved city. “We don’t want the city to become a cheap souvenir shop,” said Colau, siting Venice as a cautionary tale. 

I don't believe this to be a typo ("s" and "c" too far apart on the keyboard) so it has to be deliberate and therefore plainly wrong.  To site is to place something somewhere (or indeed a site is a noun meaning a place or location) whereas to cite is to quote something.

Neither to be confused with sight...  😀

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