Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Gosh! We're Human

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Gosh! We're Human

Article excerpt

TO err is human; to forgive, divine. So says Alexander Pope in his Essay on Criticism. Funnily enough, we at the Mercury are human! So it stands to reason we are going to err occasionally.

First of all, to those who brought an error in Saturday's edition to our attention: thank you. We cannot make the edition better without your feedback. And let's face it, it was a shocker!

We do know how to spell 'week'. But the word 'our' was changed from 'us', and then when we changed the spelling of weak, right on deadline, the page didn't save the change, and well, the result was there for all to see -- including me -- who read, re-read, and re-read again wondering if there was a joke or a pun I was missing (it was a Saturday, okay; and it was early in the morning!).

That's exactly how it happened. …

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