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Is This The Funniest Newspaper Correction Ever?

Posted: 04/11/2012 4:44 pm Updated: 04/11/2012 4:48 pm

Newspaper Correction

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.


Filed by Madeleine Crum  |