Paper confuses name of local restaurant with form of cancer

Continuing with today's theme of embarrassing media mistakes about restaurants, I offer you this seemingly mundane correction from Canada's Hamilton Spectator:

In the June 16 edition, the name of Hamilton waterfront restaurant Sarcoa was misspelled. The Spectator regrets the error.

No, it's not great for a new restaurant to have its name misspelled in the local paper. But even worse is the mistaken name offered by the paper: Sarcoma. That's a form of cancer. Yeah, worse than just a misspelled name. But very memorable!

Here's the offending article:

  • Craig Silverman

    Craig Silverman (craig@craigsilverman.ca) is an award-winning journalist and the founder of Regret the Error, a blog that reports on media errors and corrections, and trends regarding accuracy and verification.

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