Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Yes, I'm the Moron

If you get the early edition of the Washington Post, the one marked REGIONAL, you may notice one or two embarrassing errors in today's front-page space-shuttle caption. Now, the Post, like any newspaper, makes its share of errors, and I make my share of those, but usually when somebody points out a Post misstep to me, as chance would have it, I'm not the responsible party. This time? All me. This can be a frustrating line of work.

6 comments:

L. S. Russell said...

In order to fully commiserate I need to see a scan of the front page.

Misnomer said...

Right after reading this Blogslot entry, I saw an AP story titled "NASA Calls of Launch of Shuttle Discovery."

There must be somethin' in the water.

Bill said...

Sorry, but I have had all copies destroyed. The curious can always refer to the Thursday corrections box.

The Style Guide said...

In the last issue of a newsletter I edit, I let escape "Cypress" (as in the tree) for "Cyprus." In my own defense, it was material submitted after deadline, but still...

Paul said...

I made a mistake once. Kennedy was president at the time, I recall.

Stephen Jones said...

I made a mistake once. Kennedy was president at the time, I recall.
Presumably your employer then made sure you never had the opportunity to make a second one. :)