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Those pesky errors

Original post made on Dec 29, 2011

The fast pace of daily newspapers and news services around the world results in many errors, and the resulting corrections have almost become an art form. The website www.regrettheerror.com wraps up the year's best corrections each December and, now, the The Poynter Institute runs a blog of the same name.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 29, 2011, 11:02 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by Lynda, a resident of Danville
on Dec 29, 2011 at 4:07 pm

When I attempted to visit www.regrettheerror.com, it was blocked by Google with the following message:

Reported Attack Page!

This web page at www.regrettheerror.com has been reported as an attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

Attack pages try to install programs that steal private information, use your computer to attack others, or damage your system.Some attack pages intentionally distribute harmful software, but many are compromised without the knowledge or permission of their owners.

Of the 9 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 7 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2011-12-28, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2011-12-28.


Posted by CP, a resident of Danville
on Dec 30, 2011 at 7:08 am

I like malaprop headlines:

"Include Children in Your Holiday Cakes and Pies"

"Prostitutes Appeal to Pope"

...and the classic:

"The Ladies of the Church have Cast Off Clothing of Every Kind. They Can Be Seen in the Basement After Services"


Posted by Alamo Ron, a resident of Alamo
on Dec 30, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Just remember, ALL typos and errors are due to bit decay.


Posted by Pedal Power, a resident of Danville
on Jan 2, 2012 at 1:42 pm

@Lynda - thanks for the heads up on the attack page.
@CP - LOL. Many moor of those (please?) and I will be kneading CPR ;-)


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