Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of March 4, 2013

Slate's mistakes.
March 8 2013 4:45 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

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In a March 8 “TV Club,” Jeremy Stahl stated that Sterling Archer was operated on by an unlicensed dentist. Archer was operated on by an unlicensed veterinarian. Stahl also misspelled pidgin Spanish.

In a March 7 "Politics," John Dickerson misspelled Sen. Lindsey Graham's first name.

In a March 6 "Brow Beat" blog post, David Haglund quoted a passage from Little Women as an example of literally used as an intensifier. But that passage was using literally literally. It was replaced with an example from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

In a March 6 "Crime" blog post, Justin Peters wrote an incorrect photo caption. The man depicted in the photograph is holding a shotgun, not a hunting rifle.

In a March 6 "Politics," William J. Dobson misspelled Che Guevara's last name.

In a March 6 "Weigel" blog post, David Weigel misspelled Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's first name.

In a March 4 “Politics,” David Weigel originally attributed a quotation to Shoshana Gold. The quote was spoken by Shoshana Marcus, quoted earlier in the article.

In a March 4 “Weigel” blog post, David Weigel misspelled Jonathan Collegio’s first name.

In a Nov. 1, 2005, “The Good Word,” Jesse Sheidlower quoted a passage from Little Women—"the land literally flowed with milk and honey,"—as an example of literally used as an intensifier. Further context reveals that Louisa May Alcott was using literally literally. The passage has been removed.

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