Newspaper bloopers

Oh, the things that slip past the editor!

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#1 Shauna on 05.19.10 at 8:44 am

These are funny, but I don’t see them as editing errors per se. Weird stuff just happens, and newspapers report it. :) We were once awakened by a policeman in the middle of the night because a senile neighbor had reported that my husband was swinging on her ceiling fan and trying to scare her! I think the middle one is a good example of a crash blossom and a copy editor having fun with the headline.

#2 Shauna on 05.19.10 at 8:46 am

I suppose it’s not actually a crash blossom. Anyway, thanks for the chuckle!

#3 Kim on 05.19.10 at 9:14 am

Ah, I suppose you’re right, Shauna. Not exactly editing faux pas, but funny nonetheless.

Your story cracked me up, BTW. :)

#4 JoJo Tabares on 05.19.10 at 3:43 pm


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