Someone should bonk us in the head for the redonkulous typo in last issue’s news section Top 6, “Things You Need To Know About Ukraine Right Farking Now” by Stephen LaRose. Rosie wrote (and I didn’t catch) that the make-up of Crimea’s population was part Russian, part Ukrainian and part “Tartar Muslim”.
Umm, maybe that should be Tatar?
Fortunately, Alert Wiener Fran Passmore caught the error, ensuring we’ll face the public ridicule we richly deserve.
Fran is a resident of White City and a past Typo Wiener (2005, 2009). Her late husband, Larry, was also Wiener in 2007. Fran is also the great aunt of a couple Regina-born musicians you might’ve heard of. She’ll spend her $10 prize on cat treats for Annie, Peter and ’Stache.
CAN WE BLAME PUTIN? Spot a typo in this issue and e-mail the details to firstname.lastname@example.org (write TYPO in the subject field). Please include the page it was on, and the article and sentence it was in. Typos include misspelled words (including names), garbled grammar and general gibberish. Factual errors don’t count but formatting mistakes do. To be eligible, typos must be in editorial content such as articles, listings, headlines and photo cutlines. Next deadline is Wednesday, March 26 at noon. The winner (who will be notified by e-mail) must be available to come to our office on the Scarth Street pedestrian mall Friday, March 28 to collect their prize and pose for a picture. Good luck!