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What One Little "Typo" Can Do

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NOW KNOWN AS "THAT DAMNED NEWSPAPER": The Daily Universe, the student newspaper of the Mormon-church-run Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, published a typo. On its front page, a photo caption identified the "Quorum of the Twelve Apostates" of the church, rather than "Apostles". All 18,500 copies were pulled from newsstands, and the paper was reprinted. The newspaper blamed a copy editor using a computerized spell checker, which found "apostles" misspelled; the editor chose the first alternative, rather than the correct word. (Provo Daily Herald) ...She will no doubt take great comfort that the resulting "You'll never be hired at a real newspaper!" wasn't a threat for getting it wrong, but rather a statement about the health of the newspaper industry as a whole.

Just goes to show what an editor not paying attention can cause.

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