After publishing an April roundup post of Titanic books, Washington Post contributing editor Dennis Drabelle received the most adorable correction ever from an unlikely source -- a fifth grade class from Burning Tree Elementary School in Bethesda, Md., Poynter reports.
Drabelle had initially written that Titanic collided with the iceberg on April 15 -- something the youngsters refuted with an adorable correction written on a large letter.
“Based on our research,” wrote Mrs. Reed’s fifth-grade class, “the Titanic hit the iceberg shortly before midnight on April 14, 1912.” Whoops!
Washington Post Fiction Editor Ron Charles tweeted a photo of the oversized correction.
Our favorite correction letter ever, from 5th graders @ Burning Tree E.S. in Bethesda MD. yfrog.com/mm7rhidj— Ron Charles (@RonCharles) July 11, 2012
For those who can't read the letter, Poynter supplied the full text:
April 16, 2012
Dear Mr. Drabelle,
We are fifth grade students at Burning Tree ES in Besthesda, Maryland and we have been studying the Titanic’s tragic sinking and the lives of some of the survivors. In your April 15, 2012 edition of The Washington Post, you stated that the Titanic hit the iceberg on April 15, 1912. Based on our research, the Titanic hit the iceberg shortly before midnight on April 14, 1912.
Mrs. Reed’s fifth grade class