Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Two All-Beef Panties ... Errors to Hoot Over

A site called RegretTheError.com posted its picks for errors of the year here.

I actually liked some of its "other" favorites, such as:

From the Chicago Tribune:
An editorial in Friday’s paper incorrectly stated that Florida Cresswell, a candidate for state representative in the 28th District, was convicted in 1999 of battery and stealing Tupperware. In fact he was convicted of stealing a battery from a van as well as Tupperware that was inside the van.

From The New York Times:
A film review on Wednesday about “Little Miss Sunshine” referred incorrectly to contestants in the fictional children’s beauty pageant of the title. The critic intended to compare the contestants to underage prostitutes, not to “underage fleshpots.”

From The Oregonian:
A headline on Page One on Saturday should have made clear that Oregon Health & Science University will be studying the effects of meth, not cooking it.

From the Los Angeles Times:
A listing in Sunday Calendar said hot dogs would not be allowed at the Scandinavian Autumn Fest and Marknad on Sept. 17 at Vasa Park in Agoura. No canines will be allowed at the event.

Typo of the Year
The reigning champ in this category is Reuters for its report of the recall of "beef panties":
Quaker Maid Meats Inc. said Tuesday it would voluntarily recall 94,400 pounds of frozen ground beef panties that may be contaminated with E. coli.

Have you seen or heard about any doozies? Please share them here.