Amusing journalistic mistakes.

Andy in Sig

Vice President in Exile
I heard this on the German equivalent of Radio 4 the other day (my translation):

One in five Germans who are waiting for life saving organ transplant organs die before an organ becomes available. We speak to one of those effected ...

Not a funny subject I know but the choice of words made me laugh.


Married to Night Train
Salford, UK
Montage! Quick! Get in there with your new found word power and correct Andy!

Yes, effect/affect aside, it's interesting wording!

We once saw a headline on the Leicester Mercury stands that read "City hosiery factories hit by giant Chinese knicker imports!"

Giant Chinese knickers?;)


Legendary Member
There used to be a notice in the awful old terminal at Damascus airport that said "Visitors to this cuntry are advised...."


Über Member
I once worked on a mag where someone spelt literacy wrong in a headline.... it was awful. Another publication I worked for once ran an ad for a 'Pubic Sector Worker'. Needless to say, I wasn't involved in either as it's my job to spot these clangers!
In the Ludlow Journal a few weeks ago was an article featuring a bellringer called Tony Fuller. Some mischevious genius had changed his name in the photo caption to "Tiny Fukker".:sad:


Married to Night Train
Salford, UK
A while ago, the York Press ran a story on the St Nicks 10th birthday, showing our boss standing outside waving a bottle of champagne at the camera. The story was alongside.

The unconnected story underneath was headlined something like 'Judge condemns drunken riotous behaviour'.
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