Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Feb. 20 2009 7:02 AM


In a Feb. 20 "Politics," Christopher Beam incorrectly identified South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn as a senator.

In a Feb. 19 "Politics," Karim Bardeesy mistakenly stated that Canada had had no foreign-born prime minister since the 19th century. John Turner, prime minister in 1984, was born in the United Kingdom.


In the Feb. 18 "Recycled," the introduction mistakenly stated that the theme of the first episode of Important Things With Demetri Martin was "power." The theme of that episode was "timing."

In the Feb. 17 "Culturebox," Neal Pollack used the Yiddish word naches (meaning "pride") rather than the term chutzpah (meaning "nerve" or "gall").

In the Feb. 16 "Television," Colin Fleming originally misidentified one of the Top Gearhosts who was knocking out his car windows in a segment of the show. He also stated that no one knows the identity of the character Stig, but his name was revealed by a British newspaper in January. He also misstated the cost of the Bugatti Veyron, incorrectly stated that the hosts had to make their way across the Sahara desert when it was the Kalahari, misspelled the Opel Kadett, and identified the agents that Robert Mitchum was fleeing in Thunder Road as customs agents when they were revenue agents or "revenuers." Slate would like to thank the many, many Top Gear enthusiasts who pointed out the errors in this article.

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