Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Greetings from the Bya Aera (sic)

I'm usually a staunch defender of the (non-tabloid) media, and not one to point out simple typos, but I found this one on the Sydney Morning Herald's website tonight a bit funny. You'd think "the oldest continuously-published newspaper in Australia" (per Wikipedia) would know how to spell the name of the city in its masthead.

I made an interesting typo on a headline a few years back when filling in for the vacationing editor of the Redwood City Tribune/Independent. We ran a three-column subhead in two different newspapers about the expansion of the "Dumbarton Bride." Of course, I meant traffic across the southern end of San Francisco Bay would be better, not that Mrs. Dumbarton was getting fat.

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