As a writer and editor, I cringe when I come across typographic errors in printed material. But there are errors, and then there are Errors with a capital E.
This one has a capital E:
It’s one thing to make your typo near the bottom of page six, in 11-point Times New Roman. But it’s something else entirely to make it in the biggest headline on the front page!
The headline references Prime Minister Sócrates’ decision not to seek an International Monetary Fund bailout for Portugal. I confess I can hardly remember the content of the accompanying article, because my eyeballs are still full of that headline.
I’ll bet the editor is knocking back a few stiff drinks right about now…