Charlotte Observer claims athlete suffering from herniated dick

Posted on January 4, 2012

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Oops. Yes, they regret the error. Jim Romenesko shared a post today with a clipping from the Charlotte Observer where the editing process went a little awry. In the second paragraph of the clipping, it reads “(Ex-Charlotte Hornet Barton) Davis is recovering from a herniated dick.” Yes, yes. They meant “herniated disc” – or should it be “disk,” which is what got them into trouble in the first place. As Romenesko points out, at least Davis took the news well in his response on Twitter. Still, this is a good read as an example as to how these mistakes happen.

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