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This is what happens when you dump copy editors:

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Baron Scicluna, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I was reading my weekly print version of Sports Illustrated when I came upon the preview for the Atlanta Braves.

    In the story was a discussion over the different players that the Braves were 'rumored' to be acquiring, only they didn't. One of which was San Diego Padres pitcher Jake Peavy.

    Peavy was mentioned five times in the story. FOUR (count 'em, four) of the five times, Peavy's name was spelled PEAVEY.

    Look. We all make mistakes. God knows, I've made my share. But come on. That story, to me, should be Exhibit A whenever some beancounter decides to cut more jobs.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I am fairly certain the only regret the beancounters would feel over that error is that ink was wasted on unnecessary letters.
  3. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Andrew McCutchen's name was spelled "McCutcheon" in a cutline as well.
  4. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    i saw the peavey stuff last night when i was reading SI. oddly it was spelled right once in between wrong ones.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    That's the other thing. Obviously, someone knew how it was spelled, unless they thought they missed spelling his name correctly one time, rather than four times.
  6. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    In the Nationals' preview, they also misspelled Jordan Zimmermann's name in every instance.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I am fairly certain there were misspellings in the first newspaper ever printed.
  8. frogscribe

    frogscribe Member

    Man, you are old (hee hee).
  9. hankschu

    hankschu Member

    In my 10th-grade English class, I wrote a killer paper on "A Separate Peace." Only I misspelled it "seperate" 12 times. The teacher wrote "A" on top of my paper, then scratched that out and wrote "B" with a comment with a comment on misspelling the title. I was pissed, but I'll tell you what: I haven't misspelled that word since.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I like your 10th grade English teacher.
  11. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    One n?

    Haven't read it yet.
  12. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

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