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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Read the item yourself.  It says "Ms. Murphy refuted Mr. Trump's assertion that he directed her to make the decision." https://t.co/PgC9bHgfZ6
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Read the item yourself. It says "Ms. Murphy refuted Mr. Trump's assertion that he directed her to make the decision." https://t.co/PgC9bHgfZ6

Quoted @nytimes

Breaking News: President Trump authorized his government to begin the transition to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. https://t.co/qufPgXjJ4z

In case the social media managers periodically lurking on my account missed it, you have to delete this tweet. The article doesn't report that Trump authorized the transition; it says the GSA administrator claims she reached that decision independently, and that may well be true. https://t.co/k7krsDkBTq

@nytimes This tweet actually contradicts the reporting it links to, which takes at face value Ms. Murphy's representation that she made this decision independently, and previously independently withheld transition funds, while your tweet says Trump authorized her to do it. https://t.co/bnqqTsVimJ
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@nytimes This tweet actually contradicts the reporting it links to, which takes at face value Ms. Murphy's representation that she made this decision independently, and previously independently withheld transition funds, while your tweet says Trump authorized her to do it. https://t.co/bnqqTsVimJ

@aoscott @nytimes An interesting argument (what about Lee Daniels, though?) but if you delete this and post an English sentence, or at least English sentence fragment, for the Times to retweet, that would be cool.  "Perry would have the best choice" is missing "been" before "the best." https://t.co/B8GAJlAzQ8

@aoscott @nytimes An interesting argument (what about Lee Daniels, though?) but if you delete this and post an English sentence, or at least English sentence fragment, for the Times to retweet, that would be cool. "Perry would have the best choice" is missing "been" before "the best." https://t.co/B8GAJlAzQ8

You still have an extra space in the sentence where you plugged in the date he died.  It would be cool if you crafted obituary copy with care, but alas, the exigencies of online journalism that I'm told I don't understand seem to prevent it.  @kseelye @_jasonbailey_ https://t.co/v1sroPmOB2 https://t.co/ArQlnARgtw

You still have an extra space in the sentence where you plugged in the date he died. It would be cool if you crafted obituary copy with care, but alas, the exigencies of online journalism that I'm told I don't understand seem to prevent it. @kseelye @_jasonbailey_ https://t.co/v1sroPmOB2 https://t.co/ArQlnARgtw

@nytimes "its 231 year history" should be "its 231-year history."  If "year" couldn't make sense as a modifier of history without the "231" modifying it, which it can't, that's a sign you have to hyphenate.  @jeannasmialek https://t.co/ORNc3sdIEd

@nytimes "its 231 year history" should be "its 231-year history." If "year" couldn't make sense as a modifier of history without the "231" modifying it, which it can't, that's a sign you have to hyphenate. @jeannasmialek https://t.co/ORNc3sdIEd

@sheeraf "Dominion voting systems" should be Dominion Voting Systems as that's the actual name of the company, not their products. https://t.co/Zc1Kbh1o8x

@sheeraf "Dominion voting systems" should be Dominion Voting Systems as that's the actual name of the company, not their products. https://t.co/Zc1Kbh1o8x

@sheeraf @nytimes This sentence is ungrammatical because "affecting" should be "affected":

Reports that malfunctioning voting machines . . . and other irregularities affecting the vote were investigated by election officials and journalists who found no evidence of widespread voter fraud. https://t.co/xtShJUOl3e

@sheeraf @nytimes This sentence is ungrammatical because "affecting" should be "affected": Reports that malfunctioning voting machines . . . and other irregularities affecting the vote were investigated by election officials and journalists who found no evidence of widespread voter fraud. https://t.co/xtShJUOl3e

@nytimes A sentence is missing a period.

And under your style guide, "New York state" is called "New York State."  @caraNYT (see above for previous corrections) https://t.co/qyXR8Ung1q
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@nytimes A sentence is missing a period. And under your style guide, "New York state" is called "New York State." @caraNYT (see above for previous corrections) https://t.co/qyXR8Ung1q

@nytimes Unfortunately this article reads like it was written by the subject in his drunken stupor. Its many typos:

"treating" should be "treated" in "he was being treating just like anyone else"

"schedule" should be "scheduled" in "[his] trial is schedule to start in February" https://t.co/2HyaMstt0u
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@nytimes Unfortunately this article reads like it was written by the subject in his drunken stupor. Its many typos: "treating" should be "treated" in "he was being treating just like anyone else" "schedule" should be "scheduled" in "[his] trial is schedule to start in February" https://t.co/2HyaMstt0u

@nytimes Cool, but under your style guide the possessive of Ms. Grubbs is Grubbs's, not Grubbs'.  @mariecfazio https://t.co/aPtCTnv0Ki

@nytimes Cool, but under your style guide the possessive of Ms. Grubbs is Grubbs's, not Grubbs'. @mariecfazio https://t.co/aPtCTnv0Ki

So little love for "Back". It's really good

@nytimes I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure that under your style guide, while you capitalize state in phrases like New York State, you don't in ones like "the State of Pennsylvania." Besides, if you're trying to use its formal name, it's the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. @liamstack https://t.co/PGyeTtzKoT

@nytimes I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure that under your style guide, while you capitalize state in phrases like New York State, you don't in ones like "the State of Pennsylvania." Besides, if you're trying to use its formal name, it's the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. @liamstack https://t.co/PGyeTtzKoT

Keep up the vitally important "Queen's Gambit" coverage though https://t.co/ZxAWYZFC7S
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Keep up the vitally important "Queen's Gambit" coverage though https://t.co/ZxAWYZFC7S

@nytimes Typos in this @nytopinion production:

Missing space in "lower.The"

Hyphens that should be em dashes

You don't capitalize the elect in President-elect (in one of your bios of the authors)

@risenc https://t.co/9UBpZAM4N1
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@nytimes Typos in this @nytopinion production: Missing space in "lower.The" Hyphens that should be em dashes You don't capitalize the elect in President-elect (in one of your bios of the authors) @risenc https://t.co/9UBpZAM4N1

@nytimes "we" is a great typo for "he" in "Other cases against Mr. Sarkozy have been dropped, including one in which we was accused of manipulating the heiress to the L’Oréal cosmetics fortune into financing his 2007 campaign."  We was accused, indeed. @aurelienbrd https://t.co/DnKIMH3Eaa

@nytimes "we" is a great typo for "he" in "Other cases against Mr. Sarkozy have been dropped, including one in which we was accused of manipulating the heiress to the L’Oréal cosmetics fortune into financing his 2007 campaign." We was accused, indeed. @aurelienbrd https://t.co/DnKIMH3Eaa

Quoted @NYTNational

Since the release of "The Queen's Gambit" on Netflix, a show about a female player's rise through the male-dominated chess world, sales of chess set sales have skyrocketed.  https://t.co/zKcFo16D1m

Oh, those skyrocketing sales of chess set sales https://t.co/kUj9YJew5x

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