- 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”
Sunday, October 04, 2009
And as long as I'm being grumpy
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.