So I'm reading this book called Crashers, a thriller I got from the library. It's about people who blow up planes. In the first 24 pages, the author makes two howler mistakes. First, he describes a "colossal" "wide-body" jet with four engines as being similar in size to a Boeing 737, a two-engine, narrow-body jet -- the smallest Boeing makes. Second, he refers to the National Transportation Safety Board as the "National Transportation and Safety Board." I mean, for heaven's sakes, he's writing a book about planes and most of the protagonists work for the NTSB and he gets that stuff wrong in the first two chapters.
I mean, it's just annoying. So sloppy. Pathetic. Did I mention annoying?