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   The worst typos and best corrections of 2012, Including this gem from the NYTImes: "this article incorrectly described imagery from The Shining. The gentleman seen with the weird guy in the bear suit is wearing a tuxedo, but not a top hat"

11 Dec 2012 01:56 PM   |   8420 clicks   |   The Atlantic Wire
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CatfoodSpork     
For me, that was, by far, the weirdest part of that movie.

11 Dec 2012 02:00 PM
King Something     
....just when I managed to loose five pounds from my butt.

/stupid men world

11 Dec 2012 02:01 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  
"...butt cracks appeared..."

Indeed.

11 Dec 2012 02:04 PM
Nurglitch     
Pretty sure it was a dog costume.

11 Dec 2012 02:04 PM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  
Bloobmerg

Really thought that said Boobmerg.

11 Dec 2012 02:04 PM
PanicMan     
Wait, why is the bear weird? For all we know it was the other guy's idea.

And how do you know it was a guy in the bear costume?

11 Dec 2012 02:04 PM
Dr Dreidel    [TotalFark]  

PanicMan: Wait, why is the bear weird? For all we know it was the other guy's idea.

And how do you know it was a guy in the bear costume?


Maybe it was a bear in a person suit in a bear suit.

// bwoooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnng

11 Dec 2012 02:06 PM
Wayne 985     

Nurglitch: Pretty sure it was a dog costume.


Ditto. He looked like John Candy in Spaceballs.

11 Dec 2012 02:07 PM
Magorn    [TotalFark]  

CatfoodSpork: For me, that was, by far, the weirdest part of that movie.


For everyone I think. Even my son when he saw it recently for the first time, was weirded out by a lot in the movie, (not the least of which was Sissy Spacek's obvious thyriod problem {the bulging eyes}) but afterwards his Weeners was "WTF was that part with the guy in the dog suit about?"

but honestly what has the Great Grey Lady come to that the phrase "the wierd guy in the bear suit" made it into print?

11 Dec 2012 02:10 PM
galacticmule     
I guess the Times couldn't mention that the "Weird Guy in a Bear Suit" was actually a "Weird Guy in a Dog Suit fellating another guy in a tuxedo."

11 Dec 2012 02:10 PM
Good Behavior Day     
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Separated at birth?

11 Dec 2012 02:10 PM
mark12A     
How about his minor correction in the NYT:

"
Because of an editing error, an article last Saturday about Israel's decision to move forward with planning and zoning for settlements in an area east of Jerusalem known as E1 described imprecisely the effect of such development on access to the cities of Ramallah and Bethlehem from Jerusalem. While development of E1 would limit access to Ramallah and Bethlehem to narrow corridors far from the Old City and downtown Jerusalem, it would not completely separate those cities from Jerusalem."


http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_con text=2&x_outlet=35&x_article=235 7

Yup, no bias there at all.....

11 Dec 2012 02:11 PM
HailRobonia     
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11 Dec 2012 02:12 PM
netcentric     
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11 Dec 2012 02:20 PM
trivial use of my dark powers     
#1: ERMAHGERD! CORRERCTION!

11 Dec 2012 02:25 PM
GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve     
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So meta.

11 Dec 2012 02:25 PM
burpchuck     
"Bear Farker, do you need assistance?"

11 Dec 2012 02:29 PM
TheGogmagog     

Nurglitch: Pretty sure it was a dog costume.


From the Script: Driven to madness herself, Wendy rushes upstairs looking for Danny. She hears echoes of chanting. Through one of the hotel room's open bedroom doors, she catches a disturbing glimpse of a sexually perverse scene from the hotel's sordid past - another piece of evidence proving the entire family's possession of the 'shining' phenomenon. A man in a dog outfit (with a open bottom) that masks his face, possibly a guest who has wandered up from one of the hotel's ancient costume balls, is stretched out over a formally-dressed male lover on a bed. The decadent sex act of the participants is interrupted - they look up and stare back at Wendy.

I never gave it much thought, or considered if it was a man or woman in the costume.

Googling 'dog ear costume', and 'bear ear costume', the round above the head ears seem to be more associated with bears. Dog ears would be floppy (see above Ralph comparison), or pointed like a doberman.

11 Dec 2012 02:34 PM
Mateorocks     
It was a dog costume. There is a matching character in the book.

11 Dec 2012 02:37 PM
letrole     
Hello chaps. You know what I think would be rather droll? If we all sat down and looked at some etchings.

11 Dec 2012 02:50 PM
whidbey    [TotalFark]  

Good Behavior Day: [www.muppetcentral.com image 200x150]

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Separated at birth?


Dr. Soong created him first.

11 Dec 2012 02:55 PM
Livin G Fab     

Magorn: Sissy Spacek's obvious thyriod problem


Shelley Duvall not Sissy Spacek. But yeah, those eyes were creepy.

11 Dec 2012 02:58 PM
pdrake     

Magorn: CatfoodSpork: For me, that was, by far, the weirdest part of that movie.

For everyone I think. Even my son when he saw it recently for the first time, was weirded out by a lot in the movie, (not the least of which was Sissy Spacek's obvious thyriod problem {the bulging eyes}) but afterwards his Weeners was "WTF was that part with the guy in the dog suit about?"

but honestly what has the Great Grey Lady come to that the phrase "the wierd guy in the bear suit" made it into print?


sissy spacek? i'm sure you're thinking of shelley duvall.

11 Dec 2012 03:01 PM
Grapple     

HailRobonia: [img294.imageshack.us image 750x600]


It made more sense in the book... really, it did.

11 Dec 2012 03:03 PM
Pangea     
The differences between the two above photos are rather minor but unmistakable. Makes me curious.

11 Dec 2012 03:07 PM
evaned     
I think my favorite correction is also due to the NY times:

An item in the Extra Bases baseball notebook last Sunday misidentified, in some editions, the origin of the name Orcrist the Goblin Cleaver, which Mets pitcher R. A. Dickey gave one of his bats. Orcrist was not, as Dickey had said, the name of the sword used by Bilbo Baggins in the Misty Mountains in "The Hobbit"; Orcrist was the sword used by the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield in the book. (Bilbo Baggins's sword was called Sting.)

11 Dec 2012 03:39 PM
foxyshadis     

Pangea: The differences between the two above photos are rather minor but unmistakable. Makes me curious.


One is anamorphic (stretched for DVD), one isn't. Any minor differences might be from digital changes that studios insist on making, to keep people buying.

11 Dec 2012 03:45 PM
Iceman_Cometh     
I just think it's funny that anagrams for New York Times include Enormity Skew and Monkeys Write

11 Dec 2012 03:52 PM
GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve     

evaned: I think my favorite correction is also due to the NY times:

An item in the Extra Bases baseball notebook last Sunday misidentified, in some editions, the origin of the name Orcrist the Goblin Cleaver, which Mets pitcher R. A. Dickey gave one of his bats. Orcrist was not, as Dickey had said, the name of the sword used by Bilbo Baggins in the Misty Mountains in "The Hobbit"; Orcrist was the sword used by the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield in the book. (Bilbo Baggins's sword was called Sting.)


It's a good thing baseball fans and Lord of the Rings fans are never the same people.
*waits*

11 Dec 2012 03:56 PM
Ecobuckeye     

foxyshadis: Pangea: The differences between the two above photos are rather minor but unmistakable. Makes me curious.

One is anamorphic (stretched for DVD), one isn't. Any minor differences might be from digital changes that studios insist on making, to keep people buying.


But...the eyes?

11 Dec 2012 03:59 PM
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/hot

11 Dec 2012 04:06 PM
TheGogmagog     

Pangea: The differences between the two above photos are rather minor but unmistakable. Makes me curious.


I'm not seeing the differences, at least no differences that can't be explained by a different frame being captured, or cropping. The top of the second photo is closer to the top of the lamp, hence the apparent disappearance of the photo, though the frame can still be made out.

Ok, they eyes seem to have closed slightly on the dog mask. The I-Phone below the lamp is a doubly surprising anachronism.

11 Dec 2012 04:06 PM
Hobber     
He keeps saying 'spelled wrong', 'painted wrong'.

If he's going to call out others, he should say 'spelled incorrectly' or 'wrongly spelled'.

/ Meta Meta?
// Nazi

11 Dec 2012 04:21 PM
TheMysticS     

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: evaned: I think my favorite correction is also due to the NY times:

An item in the Extra Bases baseball notebook last Sunday misidentified, in some editions, the origin of the name Orcrist the Goblin Cleaver, which Mets pitcher R. A. Dickey gave one of his bats. Orcrist was not, as Dickey had said, the name of the sword used by Bilbo Baggins in the Misty Mountains in "The Hobbit"; Orcrist was the sword used by the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield in the book. (Bilbo Baggins's sword was called Sting.)

It's a good thing baseball fans and Lord of the Rings fans are never the same people.
*waits*


Geddy Lee frowns on your shillelagh

11 Dec 2012 04:31 PM
dmax     
I still have, from the late 70s, a newspaper clipping from my hometown paper that says, "Boston superstar John Havlicek put in a shiat from the corner."
In those pre-computer days, it was quite a funny/unusual thing to see. Also, being a teen boy helped.

11 Dec 2012 04:39 PM
evaned     

Hobber: He keeps saying 'spelled wrong', 'painted wrong'.

If he's going to call out others, he should say 'spelled incorrectly' or 'wrongly spelled'.

/ Meta Meta?
// Nazi


Glass houses.

The OED has several definitions for an adverbial form of "wrong". The first definition begins its etymology at 1330: "He sailed al day, & on þe nyght, Vmwhile boþe wrong & ryught, Til he com in-til an ilde." Here's one from 1572: "He winked wrong, and so let slippe the [bow-]string, Which cast him wide"

Or from a slightly different definition (pointing to "wrongfully", and with citations dating to circa 1200), one from 1848: "In spite of her care and assiduity she guessed wrong."

Or from another slightly different definition (with citations dating to circa 1200), one from 1787: "They will amend it whenever they find it works wrong."

This isn't even a "modern usage allows it" sort of thing; this is a "'wrong' has been an adverb for centuries" thing.

11 Dec 2012 04:41 PM
AssAsInAssassin     

Mateorocks: It was a dog costume. There is a matching character in the book.


This. And that's not a typo; it's poor research and crappy fact-checking.

/Used to have a humor site with a feature called "Corection." One was "A transcription error in last week's "Comin' Down the Pike" column might have had unfortunate results. We meant to say you should castigate your congressman. We regret the error."

11 Dec 2012 04:43 PM
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11 Dec 2012 04:50 PM
foxyshadis     

TheGogmagog: Pangea: The differences between the two above photos are rather minor but unmistakable. Makes me curious.

I'm not seeing the differences, at least no differences that can't be explained by a different frame being captured, or cropping. The top of the second photo is closer to the top of the lamp, hence the apparent disappearance of the photo, though the frame can still be made out.

Ok, they eyes seem to have closed slightly on the dog mask. The I-Phone below the lamp is a doubly surprising anachronism.


Looks like a TV remote to me. Like I said, the eyes are probably the studio screwing around with the print, assuming it's not anon trying to make the picture more "shocking." The closed eyes are the ones I remember from the movie.

11 Dec 2012 05:53 PM
Pangea     

foxyshadis: Like I said, the eyes are probably the studio screwing around with the print


The eyes just looked really blue to me in the first image but it's probably just the timing of the shot. Thanks for the input.

11 Dec 2012 06:14 PM
kicker_conspiracy     
There was one a few years back, in a pretty major paper (WaPo? NYT?) something like 'Correction, the rap group Public Enemy's song '911 is a Joke' refers to the emergency response service and not to September 11. We regret the error'

11 Dec 2012 07:22 PM
Klom Dark     

foxyshadis: Pangea: The differences between the two above photos are rather minor but unmistakable. Makes me curious.

One is anamorphic (stretched for DVD), one isn't. Any minor differences might be from digital changes that studios insist on making, to keep people buying.


Also, one is bigger...

// Bigamorphic?

11 Dec 2012 07:32 PM
Klom Dark     

TheMysticS: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: evaned: I think my favorite correction is also due to the NY times:

An item in the Extra Bases baseball notebook last Sunday misidentified, in some editions, the origin of the name Orcrist the Goblin Cleaver, which Mets pitcher R. A. Dickey gave one of his bats. Orcrist was not, as Dickey had said, the name of the sword used by Bilbo Baggins in the Misty Mountains in "The Hobbit"; Orcrist was the sword used by the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield in the book. (Bilbo Baggins's sword was called Sting.)

It's a good thing baseball fans and Lord of the Rings fans are never the same people.
*waits*

Geddy Lee frowns on your shillelagh


What a shillelagh might look like:

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11 Dec 2012 07:58 PM
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12 Dec 2012 12:46 AM
TheMysticS     

Klom Dark: TheMysticS: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: evaned: I think my favorite correction is also due to the NY times:

An item in the Extra Bases baseball notebook last Sunday misidentified, in some editions, the origin of the name Orcrist the Goblin Cleaver, which Mets pitcher R. A. Dickey gave one of his bats. Orcrist was not, as Dickey had said, the name of the sword used by Bilbo Baggins in the Misty Mountains in "The Hobbit"; Orcrist was the sword used by the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield in the book. (Bilbo Baggins's sword was called Sting.)

It's a good thing baseball fans and Lord of the Rings fans are never the same people.
*waits*

Geddy Lee frowns on your shillelagh

What a shillelagh might look like:


I was hoping you'd have posted a baseball bat, but it was an informative picture, anyway-

12 Dec 2012 12:58 AM
steerforth     
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12 Dec 2012 03:55 AM
KyDave     
This story and thread has maid my day. God bless teh righters, and all ewe Farkers for potting sew mini blunders. Their are sertainly alo tof laughs too bee had hear.

12 Dec 2012 05:27 AM
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