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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

You Say Apostles, I Say Apostates

Posted By on April 7, 2009, 8:01 PM

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[image-1] It gives me little pleasure to report this, simply because into every editor's life, a cringeworthy typo must fall.

Suffice to say, Monday was not a good day at the offices of BYU's student paper, the Daily Universe. The college paper printed 18,000 copies of its paper with a typo in a photo caption on the front page that inadvertently called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles "Apostates." The typo was deemed egregious enough to warrant retrieving papers and replacing them with a corrected printing of 10,000. Tears reportedly were shed.

To my knowledge, we've not recalled typo-riddled papers here. I've often fantasized about heading out to the racks, armed with a bottle of Wite-Out, but with 60,000 copies, well, there's just not enough Wite-Out in town to do any good. So we suck it up (usually with shots of whiskey) and prepare to face the wrath of our readers and derision of our peers.

As typos go, this one was educational. We all got to ponder the ever-so-special meaning of "apostate" (i.e., someone who once believed and then rejected the truth of God) and appreciate the shock value of having it applied to this devout dozen.

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