IN the fast-paced world of the modern newsroom, the occasional typo is probably inevitable – although don’t let our editor hear that!
But while typing errors usually just make an article look sloppy, one newspaper made a pretty embarrassing apology after an unfortunate mistake in a story about a local band.
The simple one-letter slip meant the article ended up claiming one of its members was on “drugs” instead of “drums”.
The hilarious correction published in a later edition has gone viral after it was picked up by eagle-eyed readers.
The apology, published by the Morning Sentinal in Illinois, read: “Due to a typing error, Saturday’s story on local artist Jon Henninger mistakenly reported that Henninger’s band mate Eric Lyday was on drugs.
“The story should have read that Lyday was on drums. The Sentinel regrets the error.”
London-based journalist Shehab Khan shared the cutting on Twitter, which has since been retweeted and liked hundreds of times.
The correction has also been included in a list of the funniest apologies of all time compiled by The Poke.
While many famous musicians are no strangers to drugs – or drums – the original article appears to have been a profile on the Jon Henninger Band, a Christian rock group which tours churches and religious camps.
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