05/21/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

WSJ Goof: Ridiculing a Correct Headline

The venerable Wall Street Journal had a good laugh at the expense of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Toledo Blade in its March 19 roundup, noting the Blade headline:

Luckey teen wins Blade spelling bee

...and condescendingly commenting:

He's Luckey the Blade Can't Spell Any Better Than He Can

Problem is -- and they'd known this had they read the lead -- "Luckey" is the name of the kid's town in Ohio. Young Lucas Liner won the regional bee on the word "suasible" -- capable of being induced into some mental position.

Perhaps the WSJ writer had been "suased" into lazy editing?