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Camel Titlark

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As a newspaper typo it's already entering the realm of legend. In the Irish Times Magazine of 21 May 2016, hack Orna Mulcahy's travel piece 'Talking Turkey' referred to a certain 'Camel Titlark, founder of the Turkish state'. Spellcheckers alas are no substitute for informed and literate editorial staff, who would instantly have realised that the individual being referred to should have been Kemal Atatürk.




An eagle-eyed reader spotted this and some other mistakes in Mulcahy's article, to which the Irish Times replied, 'The errors occurred in the editing process and are regretted'. The ever vigilant Wayback Machine's cache of Mulcahy's piece dated 23 May 2016 preserves the Camel Titlark howler, but strangely the article is dated originally as 21 March 2016, updated 18 May.

How standards have fallen in the 'paper of record'.
 
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ruserious

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I wonder what Recip Tayip Goatfücker thinks of this.


*sorry typo.
 

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As a newspaper typo it's already entering the realm of legend. In the Irish Times Magazine of 21 May 2016, hack Orna Mulcahy's travel piece 'Talking Turkey' referred to a certain 'Camel Titlark, founder of the Turkish state'. Spellcheckers alas are no substitute for informed and literate editorial staff, who would instantly have realised that the individual being referred to should have been Kemal Atatürk.


An eagle-eyed reader spotted this and some other mistakes in Mulcahy's article, to which the Irish Times replied, 'The errors occurred in the editing process and are regretted'. The ever vigilant Wayback Machine's cache of Mulcahy's piece dated 23 May 2015 preserves the Camel Titlark howler, but strangely dates it originally as 21 March 2016, updated 18 May.

How standards have fallen in the 'paper of record'.
Yes, but designer....What?

Will the truth never be known?
 

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As a newspaper typo it's already entering the realm of legend. In the Irish Times Magazine of 21 May 2016, hack Orna Mulcahy's travel piece 'Talking Turkey' referred to a certain 'Camel Titlark, founder of the Turkish state'. Spellcheckers alas are no substitute for informed and literate editorial staff, who would instantly have realised that the individual being referred to should have been Kemal Atatürk.




An eagle-eyed reader spotted this and some other mistakes in Mulcahy's article, to which the Irish Times replied, 'The errors occurred in the editing process and are regretted'. The ever vigilant Wayback Machine's cache of Mulcahy's piece dated 23 May 2015 preserves the Camel Titlark howler, but strangely the article is dated originally as 21 March 2016, updated 18 May.

How standards have fallen in the 'paper of record'.
Given that the curved object on the Turkish flag is in fact a crescent moon and not - as Ms Mulcahy seems to think - a sickle, it may well be that the original error was actually at the writing end of things rather than the editorial one - though any sub-ed worth his or her salt should have spotted it..
 
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Given that the curved object on the Turkish flag is in fact a crescent moon and not - as Ms Mulcahy seems to think - a sickle, it may well be that the original error was actually at the writing end of things rather than the editorial one - though any sub-ed woth his or her salt should have spotted it..


petunia
 

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Yes, but designer....What?

Will the truth never be known?
' . . . selling designer knock-off'. On page 17 of the same Irish Times Magazine dated 21 May 2016, the attention of their more discerning readers is directed to the availability of 'Suzy Skate slip on trainers by Lanvin', a snip at Brown Thomas for only €550.
 

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I almost sent a letter to a client yesterday saying that he has to accvnt for VAT on certain transactions.
 

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Given that the curved object on the Turkish flag is in fact a crescent moon and not - as Ms Mulcahy seems to think - a sickle, it may well be that the original error was actually at the writing end of things rather than the editorial one - though any sub-ed woth his or her salt should have spotted it..
That's what I thought too, but I'd guess if if you were an habitually furious sub ed watching this sort of drivel come through on a daily basis you would be tempted to make a dive for the ball but not connect, no?
 

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I wonder what Recip Tayip Goatfücker thinks of this.


*sorry typo.
Better ask Angela Hitler or Jean-Claude Goebbels

“What does Christianity mean today? National Socialism is a religion. All we lack is a religious genius capable of uprooting outmoded religious practices and putting new ones in their place. We lack traditions and ritual. One day soon National Socialism will be the religion of all Germans. My Party is my church, and I believe I serve the Lord best if I do his will, and liberate my oppressed people from the fetters of slavery. That is my gospel.”
― Joseph Goebbels

Who said the Nazi's went away ? they are running the EU.
 

gerhard dengler

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I almost sent a letter to a client yesterday saying that he has to accvnt for VAT on certain transactions.
Did something similar back in the days before PC's/Word/fax machines..................
That "o" is important!

The typist handed me back my script with a withering looked and transcript with a red ink mark highlighting my error :oops:
 
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I remember buying a book of this stuff many moons ago and nearly laughing myself sick over them.

There was the obituary for some old warhog who'd probably been in every battle back to Agincourt and he was supposed to have been described as "battle-scarred". On the first attempt, the newspaper called him "battle-scared". On the second attempt, they called him "bottle-scarred".
 

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I have a habit of signing off emails with 'Regards' and my name above my default email signature and title and so on.

One one occasion recently I was ending an email with some sentence along the lines of 'and I hope the information above is useful to colleagues in the Department'

and mis-spelled my usual signoff 'Regards' as 'Retards'.

I'm glad I spotted it as my cursor hovered above the 'send' button...
 

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Funnier was the RTE presenter I remember reading out the itinerary for the TV schedule that night.
Reading from a script he said "Later we have the RTE news at Nine, and thats followed by E.R with George Clooney"
Only he didn't annunciate the 2 letters E.R but made a long "errrrrrrrr" noise.
 


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