Saturday, August 25, 2012

Young, Armstrong, what's the difference

I discovered this in my facebook news feed and found it so amusing that I was inspired to learn to take a screenshot (thank you, Google). Can you spot the error in this article preview?

I suppose it would have been nice if my comment started with "I'm so sorry to hear this," and DIDN'T end with "LOL," because LOL and death are probably best served separately. My apologies. corrected the problem apparently within a few minutes, after this fellow posted in the comments:

Astronaut Neil Young, first man to walk on moon, dies at age 82
Neil Young? Really? Holy crap, get the mans name right you idiots.

I'm not even going to be picky about the missing apostrophe, because I'm sure the sheer ridiculousness of that mistake shocked the proper punctuation right out of him.

The site then added this "non-apology" note to the beginning of the article:

 (Editor's note: An earlier version of this story included the wrong name in the headline.)

Well done. Or not. Something like that. At any rate, rest in peace, Mr. Armstrong. 

Play on, Mr. Young.

If you want to read the full article, you can find it here.

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