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    Wink Newspaper's awkward typo on NBA injury

    Hello,

    this appeared on Yahoo Sports:

    A newspaper typo surrounding Baron Davisí herniated disc causes all sorts of laughter - Ball Don't Lie - NBA*Blog - Yahoo! Sports

    It shows the photo of a newspaper clipping of a news story in The Charlotte Observer, with part of one word covered with whiteout.

    Davis is recovering from a herniated d**k. (The ** is covered with whiteout)

    Under the photo of the clipping, it says:
    In case you
    still
    don't get it, a few letters from the word "disc" were jumbled up underneath our tasteful whiteout of a word most commonly used to refer to a member of the male anatomy, or David Caruso's character in "Jade."

    I understood the first part of the above sentence, although the reference to David Caruo's character in Jade was lost on me.

    It seems like a Freudian slip/parapraxis.
    Last edited by Olympian; 05-Jan-2012 at 12:07. Reason: Formatting, sorry still can't fix it

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    Re: Newspaper's awkward typo on NBA injury

    I think the sub-editor who wrote the caption was misled by the word 'herniated' - which just means something like 'ruptured'. But even 'ruptured' (which just means something like 'herniated' ) tends to be associated with a particular sort of rupture regarded in some circles as in a shameful area.


    Once his/her mind was derailed by 'herniated', it was easy to get 'disc' wrong , especially if there was a typo in the copy: 'dikc' (transposing letters on a QWERTY keyboard that use the same finger on L and R hands).

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    Re: Newspaper's awkward typo on NBA injury

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I think the sub-editor who wrote the caption was misled by the word 'herniated' - which just means something like 'ruptured'. But even 'ruptured' (which just means something like 'herniated' ) tends to be associated with a particular sort of rupture regarded in some circles as in a shameful area.


    Once his/her mind was derailed by 'herniated', it was easy to get 'disc' wrong , especially if there was a typo in the copy: 'dikc' (transposing letters on a QWERTY keyboard that use the same finger on L and R hands).

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    @BobK, wow, that is quite a (psycho)analysis!
    You psychoanalyst you!

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