Thursday, February 18, 2010

Two more slips

Continuing the theme of inadvertent but funny errors in newspapers, two geographical howlers as picked up by

From The Justice, a student paper at Brandeis University, wherever that is:
The original article provided the incorrect location of New York University’s new institution. It is in Abu Dhabi, not Abu Ghraib.
From the Canadian Press:
The Canadian Press moved a story April 3 that erroneously reported The Wilkins Ice Shelf was originally part of Jamaica. In fact the Ice Shelf, located on the western side of the Antarctic was originally the size of Jamaica.

1 comment:

Angus Donald said...

Very funny. Perhaps NYU is going to be teaching its young people classes in "waterboarding"!