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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Comedic Correction in the New York Times

Of course, how long will I remember this one, but if there was ever a better correction proferred by the New York Times, I don't remember it:

"A feature transcribed incorrectly a comment from Callie Khouri, creator of the television drama 'Nashville,' about what she would put on her Easter playlist. Khouri said she would include music by Pops Staples, the late patriarch of the singing family the Staple Singers. She did not say she would include 'pop staples.' "

Coincidental to the humor, I learned something. Even as a longtime fan of Pops and the group, I never recognized before that, individually, each is "Staples," but collectively, they are "Staple" Singers.

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