Monday, 20 October 2014

161 Years A Typo

I think this may well be one of the oldest typos I've seen.

It appeared in an 1853 edition of The New York Times and concerns the name of the man whose story was told in this year's Oscar-winning film 12 Years A Slave.


Not only does the newspaper spell his name differently within seconds, but also neither of the spellings is correct.

It's Solomon Northup. Just sayin'.

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