Posted by on August 12, 2016

Many news media have ‘headline specialists’ in order to better capture the true grit of the story, or to create interest and grab attention. Here are a few of my favorites that were deemed as misprints, but I wonder.

Arthur Kirchener was seriously burned Saturday afternoon when he came in contact with a high voltage wife. – Surrey News


PARKYNS- to the memory of Mr. Parkyns, passed away September 10. Peace at last. From all the neighbors of Princes Avenue. –  Leicaster Mercury


SLEEP WELL – For the Rest of Your Life! – Prevention Magazine


A heavy pall of lust covered the upper two-thirds of Texas last night – Yankton Press


…. and there are those that just want to make it right AFTER the error:

We apologize for the error in last week’s paper in which we states the Mr. Arnold was a defective in the police force. This was a typographical error. We meant of course that Mr. Arnold is a detective in the police farce, and we are sorry for any embarrassment caused. – Ely Standard

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