Stop the Presses! A Collection of Incredible Newspaper Typos

by • June 20, 2014

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Monday, June 23rd is National Columnists Day—a day when we celebrate writers and reporters who work hard to bring us the news we need to know. In addition to keeping the public informed and breaking important news stories, newspaper columnists—due to the fast-paced nature of their job—also tend to provide us with some pretty incredible typos.

In playful celebration of the creators and defenders of the written word, the Grammarly team is asking our Facebook fans to submit their favorite newspaper typos. Here’s how it works:

    • “Like” us on Facebook
    • Post a photo of your favorite newspaper typo and tag us using @Grammarly and the hashtag #StopThePresses

On Monday, we’ll round up the top ten photos that have the most “likes.” Then it’s up to you to vote for your favorite typo among the top ten by “liking” it in our Stop the Presses! National Columnists Day Newspaper Typo Contest Facebook photo album!

The person whose photo receives the most “likes” by Monday at 4:00 p.m. PDT will receive a one-year subscription to either the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal, as well as a red pen to help them catch future newspaper typos.

Grab your morning paper—and your camera—and share your favorite newspaper typo today.

Click here for contest rules.