Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Streets Of Shame

Regret The Error has just poublished on its site Crunks 2007: The Year in Media Errors and Corrections. A fun whisk through a year's worth of corrections and clarifications from newspapers around the world. Many edge toward hilarity:
In an article in Monday’s newspaper, there may have been a misperception about why a Woodstock man is going to Afghanistan on a voluntary mission. Kevin DeClark is going to Afghanistan to gain life experience to become a police officer when he returns, not to shoot guns and blow things up.

And several are scary, including this correction in the Observer:
We should clarify that the stir-fried morning glory recipe featured in Observer Food Monthly last week uses an edible morning glory Ipomoea aquatica, found in south east Asia and also known as water spinach. This should not to be confused with the UK Ipomoea, also known as morning glory, which is poisonous.

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