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Spell-check horror #18,441

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by sirvaliantbrown, Apr 7, 2009.


    BYU Student Paper Removed After Caption Error

    PROVO, Utah (AP) -- One edition of the Brigham Young University student newspaper has been pulled from newsstands because of a typo in a caption that referred to Mormon leaders as apostates instead of apostles.

    An apostate is someone who has abandoned religious faith.

    A photo in Monday's Daily Universe showed members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, a governing body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which owns the university.

    The caption called the group the ''Quorum of the Twelve Apostates.''

    University spokeswoman Carri Jenkins says it was an honest mistake that happened when an editor was doing a computerized spell check.

    Most copies of the press run of 18,000 were picked up. A corrected version was distributed later Monday.
  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Well, at least they weren't attending a pubic meeting.
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    What newspaper hasn't sent a reporter to a pubic meeting?
  4. I've referred to "investment bakers" before.
  5. jps

    jps Active Member

    my old college paper once ran a headline telling us that pubic fires were illegal at the lake. frankly, I'd say they are ill-advised just about anywhere.
  6. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    I once had a girl winning the shit put.
  7. jps

    jps Active Member

    was it a booster club fundraiser or something?
  8. Bud_Bundy

    Bud_Bundy Active Member

    In my much younger days when I was in high school writing for the local weekly paper, the linotype operator (yep, THAT far back) put a space in the wrong place. Instead of "Jerry Burroughs hit 25 points" the thing read "Jerry Burrough shit 25 points."

    Reaction wasn't so bad because the kid played for an out-of-the-area team, but the superintendent of schools found it about the funniest thing he'd ever seen. He asked me, in front of a big group of people to demonstrate how to score 25 points. Old guy was damn near giggling.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I had a goalie stopping 14 shits..
  10. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    In my college days, Some Guy scored points once.
  11. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    It was a cowchip tossing contest. At least that's what the girl I was writing about told everyone. I was lucky she had a good sense of humor.
  12. Wonderlic

    Wonderlic Member

    We ran a roundup once that included a brief about a local kid who "shit a solo home run."

    Surprisingly, no real complaints from anybody, though a lot of people in the community had a lot of fun with it. One coach said that it's a good thing it wasn't a two- or three-run shit, because that probably would have hurt worse. :D
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