Wednesday Surf: Charlie Don’t Surf, But I Do

Surfing tonight I found via Bookslut a site that records newspaper corrections. This  error is about as puzzling as any error I’ve ever seen:

How does that happen? Do they rebuild the template every day?

Another favorite was from Dave Barry:

In yesterday’s column about badminton, I misspelled the name of Guatemalan player Kevin Cordon. I apologize. In my defense, I want to note that in the same column I correctly spelled Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarak, Poompat Sapkulchananart and Porntip Buranapraseatsuk. So by the time I got to Kevin Cordon, my fingers were exhausted.

And this one from the Guardian:

Some confusion arose in a review of a television drama about knife crime as a result of mishearing the term shanking, which means stabbing someone with a knife, as shagging (Last night’s TV, page 27, G2, October 2).



2 thoughts on “Wednesday Surf: Charlie Don’t Surf, But I Do

  1. Wow, that first one is crazy. I can’t think of how that would happen since most pages just use a template over and over again. I also like the second, snarky correction. Well put 🙂

  2. I also wondered why they didn’t have a fixed template. Of all the goofs I’ve seen, and committed, this one doesn’t make sense.

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