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07-Oct-2004

From the “why it’s important to proofread” files

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 11:29 am

USATODAY.com – Spelling counts, for some people

LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) — A $40,000 ceramic mural was unveiled outside the city’s new library and everyone could see the misspelled names of Einstein, Shakespeare, Vincent Van Gogh, Michelangelo and seven other historical figures.

Oops.

TV station KRON has a slightly different version of the article with not just a clear photo of one of the misspellings but also a video clip about the errors.

And I hope I’m not the only one who’s noticed the irony in the Associated Press’ claim that the artist “offered no apologizes” for the misspellings, an error found in both USA Today’s and KRON’s version of the article…

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