Rantings of a sub-editor

June 23, 2010

Sir Sean unveils a plague

Filed under: oops! — substuff @ 2:16 pm
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It’s so easy to skim over those pesky link descriptions when you’re editing the web bits and bobs, as the BBC discovered today. It seems Sir Sean Connery has been spreading disease. Well, what else would you expect from someone born in the street…?

Read the full story (with the now corrected link) here.

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3 Comments »

  1. Was he really born 80 years ago if he was born in 1938? Some generous rounding up going on there…

    Comment by Nadine — June 24, 2010 @ 7:37 am | Reply

    • Blinking heck, you’re right! Wikipedia gives his year of birth as 1930…

      Comment by substuff — June 24, 2010 @ 7:57 am | Reply

  2. Reminds me of the very good (and deliberate) headline I saw on a piece some years back about how archaeologists thought they had discovered the real balcony in Verona that influenced Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet scene, rather than the tourist one that they have been showcasing for years.

    The headline was: “A plaque on both their houses”

    Comment by Paddy — June 24, 2010 @ 8:16 am | Reply


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