Scottish newspapers feature every bit as prominently as their counterparts elsewhere throughout the UK when it comes to hunorous misprints and unfortunate headlines, many of them compiled in a book being published at the end of the week.
Included in Martin Toseland’s ‘From A Steroid Hit The Earth: The Catastrophic World of Misprints’, there’s The Scotsman typo that ends up as: Police in Hawick yesterday called off a search for a 20-year-old man who is believed to have frowned after falling into the swollen River Teviot.
And the incomplete ad in the Edinburgh Evening News that reads: Male (24) seeks doom in central flat. Please phone 0141 xxxxx.
Arthur Kitchener was seriously burned on Saturday afternoon when he came in contact with a high-voltage wife. (Surrey Advertiser)
Correction: Due to an error in transmission we stated in an inquest report on Saturday that Mrs Susannah Vincent, of Porth, was found dead with a bottle in her left hand and a plastic bag over her head. This should have read ‘a Bible in her left hand’. We apologise for any distress caused to the family. (Swindon Evening Advertiser)
For sale: 83 Ford Grandad. (Express and Star, Wolverhampton)
Headline: Schizophrenic Killed Herself with Two Plastic Bags. (Milton Keynes Gazette)
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