Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Feb. 12 2010 7:11 AM


In a Feb. 11 "Five-Ring Circus," Jeremy Stahl included the audio for Russia's previous national anthem, "Patrioticheskaya Pesnya" (The Patriotic Song), instead of the current "State Anthem of the Russian Federation."

In the Feb. 11 "Poem," Robert Pinsky misidentified Shakespeare's 20th sonnet as his 11th.


In a "Brow Beat" post published Feb. 10, Rachael Larimore's headline suggested that playwright Eve Ensler believed that global warming causes hurricanes. Ensler actually said that global warming causes earthquakes.

In the Feb. 10 "Prescriptions," Timothy Noah stated erroneously that Temporomandibular Joint Disorder was "formerly known as lockjaw." Although the two terms have often been used interchangeably, TMJ is actually one of many conditions (tetanus is another) associated with lockjaw.

In a Feb. 10 "TV Club" entry, Jack Shafer wrote that Rousseau's son was stolen by Ethan. Actually it was her daughter who was stolen by Ben.

In the Feb. 9 "Dispatches," Linda Gradstein originally misspelled Hamas spokesman Mushir al-Masri's first name.

Due to an editing error, the Feb. 9 "Technology" article originally misidentified images of the iPhone's and Nexus One's calendar applications.

In the annual "Slate 60" published on Feb. 8, Patty Stonesifer identified the top donors, Stanley and Fiona Druckenmiller, as being "in their 50s." Stanley Druckenmiller is 56, Fiona Druckenmiller is 47.

In the Feb. 4 "Explainer," Brian Palmer mischaracterized the original name of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy as "don't ask, don't tell, don't flaunt." The original name was "don't ask, don't tell, don't seek, don't flaunt." Palmer also suggested that Corporal Klinger from the 1970s television series M*A*S*H feigned homosexuality to obtain a discharge from the military. Klinger hoped his superiors would view his transvestism as an indicator of insanity. (As it happens, the DSM classified homosexuality as a psychiatric disorder when the show first aired in 1972.)

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