Slate's Mistakes for the Week of Dec. 24, 2012

Slate's mistakes.
Dec. 28 2012 4:30 AM

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In a Dec. 28 "Television," Dan Kois punctuated a wife's line of commercial dialogue with an exclamation point. She doesn't exclaim; she admonishes slyly.

In a Dec. 27 “Luxury Explainer,” Aisha Harris incorrectly stated that the annual production of sheep’s wool is 3 million pounds. It is 2 million metric tons. She also misstated the annual production of cashmere as 30,000 pounds. It is 6,500 metric tons.

In a Dec. 27 "Luxury Explainer," J. Bryan Lowder misspelled Eustace Tilley's name as "Eustice."

In a Dec. 27 "XX Factor" post, Amanda Hess misspelled Richard Mourdock’s last name.

In a Dec. 26 "Small Business," Matthew Yglesias misstated the title of Donald Shoup's book The High Cost of Free Parking as The High Price of Free Parking.

In a Dec. 26 “Brow Beat,” Aisha Harris incorrectly referred to a scene featuring actor Jason Biggs as being from the 2003 film American Wedding.

In a Dec. 26 “Double X,” Holly Allen and Virginia Choi mislabeled an image of University of Arkansas Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long as Head Coach Bobby Petrino.

In a Dec. 26 “Politics,” Neil deMause wrote that Cassie was studying to be a ultrasound stenographer. She was studying to be an ultrasound sonographer.

In a Dec. 26 "Science" photograph caption, Kara Brandeisky named the monkey Cercopithecus hamlyni only and omitted the newfound monkey species C. lomamiensis.

In a Dec. 21 “Brow Beat” post, an editing error incorrectly identified the game Kindergarten Killer as “Kindergarten Killers.”

In the Dec. 21 “War Stories,” Fred Kaplan stated that John Kerry served in the Army. He served in the Navy.

In a Dec. 3 "Slatest" post about Kate Middleton's pregnancy, a photo caption originally misstated the duchess's formal title. She is the Duchess of Cambridge.

In a 2011 "Culturebox," Neil J. Young initially referred to a Singing Christmas Tree pageant in Grand Isle, Neb. It was actually in Grand Island, Neb.

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