Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Setting the record Straight. Straight to Your Momma!

From today's Grey Lady:
A picture caption in The Arts yesterday with an article about the host and creator of a new MTV reality series misspelled his surname. He is Wilmer Valderrama, not Valderamma. Because of an editing error, the article misspelled part of the title of the series at one point. It is "Yo Momma," not "Mamma." In some copies the article also misspelled the given name of a singer Mr. Valderrama has dated. She is Ashlee Simpson, not Ashley.
In your face, Wilmer! Yo Mamma!

I had a friend who worked for the G-town school newspaper. While they were there, someone wrote a Word shortcut that changed the term “BB” to Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje in attempt to hasten writing their basketball stories. Unfortunately, no copy editor caught that the Hoyas played in the Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje&T Classic basketball tournament instead of the BB&T Classic tournament until after the paper went to the printers. I assume something similar happened yesterday at the Times.

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