Over the last few weeks there have been several spectacular copyediting errors in newspapers around the country that probably passed right through a spelling/grammar check but still managed to totally humiliate the publication and the staff members responsible.
Then there was this one that looks like a food story…
But was actually about the Roy Moore senate race sexual abuse scandal. By the way, if you search for “sex clams” in Google… well, don’t.
Then finally, there’s the headline that looks like it was written by a couple of snickering teen-aged boys.
It’s not often that a single hyphen will turn something from ordinary into NSFW… Probably not the way this paper wanted a story to go viral.
Lesson of the day: Always proofread.