Mistakes of the not-so-distant past

There’s a lot of good editing that takes place every day, all over the world. Then there’s some editing that’s not so good, or not done at all. This is the latter.

  • “DC Councilmember Michael A. Brown joins national leaders in promoting finanical literacy” — press release (reported by City Desk)
     
  • “Loyola names Paquette Athletic Director; Ridley Complex unvieled” –– my alma mater, the Loyola Greyhound
     
  • “[David Remnick] said the book would not be a “pumped up” version of the article; he did not say that it would not be a “pimped out” version of the article. — The New York Times, correction, (via NYTPicker)

  • “Yesterday, Onward State published a post insinuating that an article in the most recent issue of Phroth’s Phollegian had been plagiarized from the Onion.”  — Maybe the only thing worse than a plagiarism accusation is a false one (Onward State)

  • Law Abiding Citizen[‘s] … title makes sense only in the context of a particularly trippy thought experiment.” — Hyphenation is banned in Hollywood, apparently (Slate)
  • “I am sorry to disappoint all the readers who wished to apply for the position, but New Orleans does not employ a “sex assessor.” That was a misprint in Wednesday’s column. It should have read “tax assessor.” — The Times-Picayune in New Orleans (via Regret The Error)