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Posts Tagged ‘corrections’

NY Times Corrects World Cup Error

The New York Times issued the above correction to an article covering Germany’s World Cup win over Portugal.

It’s a pretty bad mistake, but to be fair, 1990 does seem like it was about 924 years ago. The year’s biggest music hits were Madonna’s Vogue, Sinead O’Connor’s Nothing Compares 2 U, Roxette’s It Must Have Been Love and Hammer’s U Can’t Touch This. This, incidentally, makes us wonder: Why the sudden affinity for replacing “you” with “u?” Did Sinead and Hammer collaborate on that?

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The Guardian Issues Fantastic Oscars Correction

The Guardian issued the above correction to remind the world that not all Bradley’s are the same.

(h/t: Elena Zak)

Correction of The Day: Superhero Edition

NYTimesIn a New York Times article titled “Senators Restart Talks as Default Looms,” much is written about the continued struggle between Republicans and Democrats to act like competent, reasonable people. However, the best part of the piece can be found at the bottom, in the form of a correction:

An earlier version of this article misspelled, on second reference, the surname of a representative. He is Charlie Dent, not Debt.

Charlie Debt — who sounds like a superhero for math nerds — would’ve figured this mess out by now.

NY Times Correction of The Day: Super Mario Bros.

The New York Times has issued a Super Mario Bros. correction:

An obituary on Sept. 20 about Hiroshi Yamauchi, the longtime president of Nintendo, included a quotation from a 1988 New York Times article that inaccurately described the Nintendo video game Super Mario Bros. 2. The brothers Mario and Luigi, who appear in this and other Nintendo games, are plumbers, not janitors.

The pixelated brothers, though nonplussed, have accepted the apology. Bowser had no comment.

Wired in Running for Correction of The Year

Wired magazine has what might be the correction of the year, in an article on the people behind Dropbox:

Correction appended [2:37 P.M. PST/9/17]: A previous version of this story incorrectly quoted Dropbox co-founder Drew Houston saying ‘anyone with nipples’ instead of ‘anyone with a pulse.’

To be fair, most people with a pulse also have nipples, so really, same thing.

The New York Times Corrects Its Corrections

The above is a correction to The New York Times’ Corrections page. Someone had too much to drink. Or just more than normal.