The New Yorker
, October 5 issue, page 25 (“The Talk of the Town”). Four-count-‘em-four editing errors on a single page. Possibly a new record for the magazine that used to
pride themselves on the excellence of their copyediting and fact checking.
- carat instead of karat
- Hooters (capped) instead of hooters
- “hot-air balloon—you need the helium to get it up…” Okay, this was in a direct quote and Madeleine Albright should know better, but unless the point is to mock Albright’s unfamiliarity with how balloons work, the quote should not have been used.
- “Smokey-the-Bear” instead of “Smokey Bear”
And I don’t know that a ranger’s hat is necessarily made by Stetson, although perhaps it is. So that might be five.