Back a few years and up 'til now, I've kept my eye out for miscues, misprints, mistakes in newspapers and other published material and have a few that tickled my funnybone. Will post a couple per day, here goes:
Phoenix Gazette 3/8/89:
Headline: Woman's death warrant signed.
"_______ _______ Jackson is scheduled to be electrocuted in the Florida State Prison at Starke May 9. Martinez signed the death warrant, which is Jackson's first, Tuesday."
How many death warrants do you usually receive?
Arizona Republic 7/18/77:
Headline: 3 gunman steal $700 at tavern.
"Everyone laid face-down on the floor. They took the mens wallets, went through the ladies' purses, and took the money from the cash register."
Police said one robber was armed with a shotgun, another with a lever-action rifle and the tird with a revolver.
The last guy was what?
No paper referenced on this next one. It is an ad for Efferdent Denture Tablets:
Price without coupon 1.19
WITH COUPON . . . 1.49
Coupon effective: THURS. . FRI. .SAT. .12-28, 29, 30
What? Throw away the coupon and have a Happy New Year.
More coming up on 6/16/16 (next Thursday).