A Kafkaesque error?

September 21, 2010

Florida pastor’s daughter: ‘he needs help’

SOMALIA/After leaving the community aged 17, Emma Jones said she returned in 2005 to find it had become insect-like.

In this story, attributed to Reuters, surely “insect-like” should be “sect-like”?

It made me laugh, anyway.


As far as I can determine all of our versions of that story did indeed say sect-like.

The error was introduced by a website that republished our story: GBU Editor

Somali demonstrators gather to protest against the burning of the Koran, the Islamic holy book, at southern Mogadishu’s main stadium, September 15, 2010. Thousands of Muslim faithful took part in the protest, days after plans by obscure U.S. Pastor Terry Jones, which he later abandoned, to burn copies of the Koran to mark the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, hijacked airliner attacks on the United States. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

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