Unfortunate newspaper typo omits space between ‘pen’ and ‘is’

A typo by The Daily Star reminiscent of a classic ‘SNL’ skit couldn’t have been more ironic. Plus, the slow death of the American author, the six ‘STEPPS’ of virality, BuzzFeed’s content marketing formula, a squirrel drinking coffee, and more.

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“And the day is mine, Trebek.”

That may be, Sean Connery, but I don’t think the sentiment is something shared by the editorial department behind The Daily Star, where someone on staff made a similar blunder to one classically joked about in a memorable and reoccurring skit on “Saturday Night Live.”

As was first tipped off to Jim Romenesko, someone at the Oneonta, NY-based publication made an unfortunate “penis” slip when posting a story to its online site titled “Expert says pen is mighty no longer.” Although writer Maureen Hayden argues in the article that the digital age has put the art of handwriting at risk, it doesn’t look like tech experts have fully mastered their keyboards quite yet—as demonstrated by the newspaper’s oversight highlighted in the screen grab above.

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