by Andrew Beaujon
May 29, 2014
May 29, 2014
And on the day of the National Spelling Bee finals, too, argh! The typo ran in all editions, New York Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy tells Poynter in an email.
Can you spot it? Here’s a zoom-in.
(Front page courtesy the Newseum.)
Tags: The New York Times
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Maybe headlines are not spelled checked? I didn’t see it at first either. But this brings up another kind of typo which we will be seeing more and more of in the Times and everywhere, and that what CF Hanif has dubbed the “atomic typo” which is a typo that spell check cannot see or find because the word is actually spelled correctly but is the wrong word for that sentence in terms of context. See google for “atomic typo” or a blog at “atomictypo” in the blogspo arena. I rust my case.
It’s hard to spot these typos, your brain just fills in the gaps.
Diffuse may be correct, but it’s halting to read. The typo appears to be “reponse.”
That I couldn’t spot the typo, even when I was actively looking for it, only increases my admiration for the copy editors I have worked with.
Good exercise for my Intro to Journalism class re proofreading. It took me two tries, though.
Yep, I finally got it. Sometimes your eye sees what your brain expects.
The typo is in “reponse” (typed without the first S — should be “reSponse”). I overlooked the first few times I looked at this too!
One crisis requires a response (note this spelling with a second “s”). Multiple crises require multiple responses. Unless you’re a one-response-fits-all responder.
ahah! Thank you! I totally overlooked it
Perhaps it was a French editor?
“Crises” is correct. Look at the word “response.”
So what’s the typo? Diffuse is correct (“spread or cause to spread over a wide area”), and crises is the plural of crisis.
“Crises” is correct. I was more confused about the header above it.
Isn’t “crises” the correct plural of crisis? or is there a different typo that I’m not seeing?
Isn’t “crises” the correct plural for crisis? Or am I missing a different typo
I don’t know how to repond to that…
Of course, making light of one colleague’s typo invariably leads to making an egregious error of one’s own…
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