Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Watch those typos! Student newspaper messes up and pulls almost 20,000 copies as a result.

Lord knows - I've made enough typos to cause both Merriam and Webster to do a triple Lutz in their respective graves.  But so far nothing I've messed up has incurred the wrath of major religious leaders - at least not yet.  Ah, but the night is still young, n'est ce pas?    

Not so lucky were the editors of yesterday's edition of the Brigham Young student newspaper which erroneously referred in a headline to a meeting of senior Latter-day Saints officials as "Apostates" rather than "Apostles."   According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Rich Evans, the managing editor of the paper, described the gaffe as "the worst possible mistake."   As a result, the newspaper staff physically retrieved more than 18,500 copies of the paper and reprinted it with the typo corrected.

Hat tip to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

I am the scholarship dude.



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You have a typo in your post titled "Watch those typos!". It's very meta of you. It should be "Latter" not "Later". It does sound much more contemporary your way though. You just might manage to incur the wrath of religious leaders yet.

I tempted fate - and lost.

Thanks for bringing the mistake to my attention.


Posted by: AT | Apr 8, 2009 2:45:51 PM

Since this is a writing blog, that's "Latter-day Saint", with two t's in "latter", along w/ the hyphen and lowercase d in "day".

Oh, the (unintentional) irony!

Thanks for the correction.


Posted by: CJ | Apr 8, 2009 3:36:43 PM

In a post about typos, you may want to watch your own; it's Latter-day, not Later Day.

I have seen it with a hyphen and without but I will defer to you. Thank you bringing the correction to my attention.


Posted by: BYU student | Apr 8, 2009 4:25:05 PM

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