Typos of the New York Times

Typos of the New York Times

@nyttypos

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I am an appellate lawyer and persnickety dude. As a hobby, I correct typos in the Times, which no longer employs copy editors and consequently has tons of typos

Joined on September 17, 2019
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Quoted @nytopinion

Surprisingly, writes @NYTimesCohen, "after some initial missteps, Italy did what it has had the most difficulty doing since the unification of the peninsula in 1861: It cohered into a nation and brought a fierce national will to bear on the virus," https://t.co/2O1fKdLvjW

*. https://t.co/3XIfeN6z8k

@nytimes This sentence ends with a comma instead of a period.  @overbye https://t.co/kovPZwpJJM

@nytimes This sentence ends with a comma instead of a period. @overbye https://t.co/kovPZwpJJM

Alternatively, the Times's sixth-string movie critic just has lousy taste

@nytimes Inconsistent formatting:  all the other authors' names and publishers are italicized, but Leilani's is not.  @GregoryCowles https://t.co/eSPJNomzVy
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@nytimes Inconsistent formatting: all the other authors' names and publishers are italicized, but Leilani's is not. @GregoryCowles https://t.co/eSPJNomzVy

@nytimes This pair of quotation marks after "in his review" are (a) facing the wrong way and (b) in the wrong spot.  @GregoryCowles https://t.co/yp87S84mCP
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@nytimes This pair of quotation marks after "in his review" are (a) facing the wrong way and (b) in the wrong spot. @GregoryCowles https://t.co/yp87S84mCP

@Hailey_Fuchs @nytimes @lukebroadwater @NYTnickc "the absentee ballot requests forms" should say "the absentee ballot request forms."  Generally, when using a noun as an adjective, you want to use its singular form. https://t.co/CP5F7l1Knv

@Hailey_Fuchs @nytimes @lukebroadwater @NYTnickc "the absentee ballot requests forms" should say "the absentee ballot request forms." Generally, when using a noun as an adjective, you want to use its singular form. https://t.co/CP5F7l1Knv

@daveyalba @nytimes Unfortunately the comma after "just" is ungrammatical.  I'm sure the piece will be error-free though.  No I'm not. https://t.co/5WOyV33TwI

@daveyalba @nytimes Unfortunately the comma after "just" is ungrammatical. I'm sure the piece will be error-free though. No I'm not. https://t.co/5WOyV33TwI

Update: I absolutely hate my Bombas no-show socks and my followers who encouraged me to buy them, doubt I've ever had as disappointing an experience in my life as the moment when I tried on one of these disgusting socks that are really just glorified loafer liners

The sentence in the original is inscrutable crap, but the functionally illiterate National Twitter intern's rewrite is utter gibberish https://t.co/Kklm9SpF4I https://t.co/8nXknxeYQ5
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The sentence in the original is inscrutable crap, but the functionally illiterate National Twitter intern's rewrite is utter gibberish https://t.co/Kklm9SpF4I https://t.co/8nXknxeYQ5

Quoted @nytimesarts

Billy Goldenberg was one of the Hollywood's busiest composers, working with Elvis, Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg. He also wrote the theme songs for numerous TV series, including "Rhoda" and "Kojak."  https://t.co/NybLJ8fimC

Nope, he was one of Hollywood's busiest composers, not one of the Hollywood's busiest composers. https://t.co/waSoewGc0u

@SherylNYT @nytimes This is a fun typo; you just repeated the phrase "saying they were" as though you were transcribing a stammering interviewee. https://t.co/YVNk1DDgmX
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@SherylNYT @nytimes This is a fun typo; you just repeated the phrase "saying they were" as though you were transcribing a stammering interviewee. https://t.co/YVNk1DDgmX

@SherylNYT @nytimes Hey, @SherylNYT, you don't capitalize remdesivir.  It isn't a brand name. https://t.co/8b0hIvUhi9

@SherylNYT @nytimes Hey, @SherylNYT, you don't capitalize remdesivir. It isn't a brand name. https://t.co/8b0hIvUhi9

Quoted @nytpolitics

Nearly three dozen current and former members of a federal health advisory committee, are warning that the Trump administration’s new coronavirus database is placing an undue burden on hospitals and will have “serious consequences on data integrity” https://t.co/mcn5HSItwA

Ungrammatical subject-verb-splitting comma after "committee" https://t.co/sqrWz46UZx

Quoted @nytimesarts

“Jurassic Park” and “The Silence of the Lambs” are among the best movies on Netflix right now. Check out the others on our list here: https://t.co/EcpR8ISLfz

Netflix must be a crappier streaming service than I thought https://t.co/lmnVfux84T

@nytimes "democratic" should be capitalized in "the democratic vice-presidential pick."  @troy_closson https://t.co/1NnPakkNNl

@nytimes "democratic" should be capitalized in "the democratic vice-presidential pick." @troy_closson https://t.co/1NnPakkNNl

Quoted @nytimes

The Democratic Socialists of America and the country’s leading Black Marxist professor agreed to cancel his planned talk to the group over his views on race. https://t.co/oraQOrztKg

.@powellnyt, continuing to kill it in his new beat https://t.co/nooErLugaj

@nytimes You called the House of Representatives the House of Representative. When forming the possessive of the House of Representatives, put the apostrophe after the last s, not before.  @traceytully https://t.co/0az20izr1z

@nytimes You called the House of Representatives the House of Representative. When forming the possessive of the House of Representatives, put the apostrophe after the last s, not before. @traceytully https://t.co/0az20izr1z

Quoted @NYTSports

“Everesting” is straightforward: Pick a hill, any hill, and go up and down it until you attain 29,029 feet of climbing. Friends can support you, but you must do it under your own power and in a single effort — no sleeping." https://t.co/hnBLxcDyYy

*no sleeping. (The quotation marks after sleeping are a typo.) https://t.co/FF8ZNBu4QV

@nytimes You're missing a pair of quotation marks at the end of the last sentence of your article.  @meganspecia https://t.co/oKeoaV2lRo

@nytimes You're missing a pair of quotation marks at the end of the last sentence of your article. @meganspecia https://t.co/oKeoaV2lRo

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