‘Gooble, Gooble’: Thanksgiving typo claims two victims

Turkey might be the holiday fowl of choice, but a copy blunder leaves Trader Joe’s and HuffPost eating crow. Plus, brands’ custom content sites, ‘native ads,’ Victoria’s Secret’s support after the hurricane, an Election Day run-down, and more.

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With the holiday season around the corner, I’d like to start giving thanks early. This year, I’m thankful for karma, something The Huffington Post knows all about as of late. When writing about a typo on Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving stickers that say, “GOOBLE GOOBLE”—not “Gobble, Gobble”—the online media giant suffered a typo of its own, accidentally writing “work” when it meant “word.” HuffPost issued a correction, but didn’t mention how thankful it was for its readers’ forgiveness.

If I were Lizzie Magie, on the other hand, I don’t think I’d be so forgiving. The schoolteacher invented a game that was said to inspire Parker Bros.’ Monopoly. However, the company left her out of the story of the birth of the wildly popular game, according to Harper‘s Christopher Ketcham. (via Boing Boing)

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