Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Misspelling Blagojevich Week: Day 4

Another day, another misspelling of Blagojevich. Hence the name of Misspelling Blagojevich Week here on the blog. While yesterday's example of the mistake came from a media giant (and a repeat offender), today's example comes to you courtesy of a little guy in the world of newspapers, The Lakeland Ledger in Florida.

As you can see, highlighted in the screen shot above, the impeached governor's last name is misspelled "Blogojevich" in the headline of an A.P. article dated January 9th. Interestingly, you'll notice, the editors took the time to supply readers with a phonetic pronunciation of Blagojevich's cumbersome last name right next to a correct spelling of the name in the article's opening line, but neglected to take the time to double-check that the name was spelled accurately in the headline. That's unbelievable.

Most likely, this is not an A.P. mistake as the name is spelled correctly throughout the body of the article. Probably, whichever Lakeland Ledger staff member wrote the headline made the error. To the paper's credit, however, they did correct the mistake. But it's still a blunder that should have never been published online.


cube said...

OMG. Now I won't be able to sleep.

J. Alfred Proofreader said...

Cube, I'm here to catch all these mistakes so you CAN get some sleep and not worry about it.