Ben Yagoda, author of "About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made," made a comical error in a New York Times article about commas earlier this week.
He mistakenly wrote that "Charlotte's Web" author E.B. White was a contributor to The New Yorker for five centuries rather than five decades:
Correction: An earlier version of this article misidentified the number of years E.B. White wrote for The New Yorker. It was five decades, not centuries.
Vanity Fair has even written a few parodies of the correction already.
Yagoda humbly explained that the fault was his, not his editors'. Still, we hope this correction is remembered for decades. Or centuries.
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