That's right, people: The woman they quoted in this collection of tweets passing itself off as an article wasn't named "Chillian J. Yikes!" -- she's Jillian C. York. We know. We're outraged, too. Next you'll tell us Seymour Butts and Homer Sexual aren't real names either.
London Evening Standard: "Sorry We Called You a Prostitute!"
Last September, the London Evening Standard covered a posthumous exhibition of the artist Sebastian Horsley, set up by his girlfriend, and because Brits love their puns, the exhibition was called "The Whoresley Show." Unfortunately, the newspaper apparently read too much into that name and reported that the organizer was not Horsley's girlfriend, but a prostitute. You know, just one of Britain's many exhibition-organizing prostitutes. Shockingly, this was not the case.
Horlsey's ex-girlfriend disputes the correction.
The London Evening Standard insisted that it would never call Garley a prostitute again. Then it asked to please be let back into the house, if only for the sake of the kids.
Virginia Newspaper Apologizes for F-Word in Children's Section
When was the last time you looked at the "Kid's Corner" in your local newspaper and read the captions to find out which 10-year-old made that delightful drawing of a cow? If your answer was "never," then you have something in common with the editors at Virginia's The Staunton News Leader newspaper, who failed to notice the words "fucking idiot" on that page:
Staunton News Leader via Yahoo
Their boss then reportedly uttered something to the same effect.
The phrase? It's originally from a story in the Onion, but no one knows how it ended up there. The News Leader hurriedly apologized for their slip-up, claiming that the caption had originated from a third-party group that lays out their weather pages, which introduces us to the sad reality that newspapers outsource either their picture captions or their weather.
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