Somewhere in West London this morning, a sub editor has been relegated to photocopying duty. In a great spot for Kath Arney on the You Do Too Much blog, an Independent hack has been caught out copying text directly from Wikipedia. The cosy friendship between hard-pressed journalists and the online encyclopedia usually goes unremarked – unless they accidentally copy toilet humour and/or mild swearing verbatim:

Although the Wikipedia article has now been corrected, revision histories clearly show a mischievous contributor changing the name of of a Herefordshire music festival to, erm, “Wanky Balls”. As Bitter Wallet puts it:

It won’t surprise you that Big Chill was never called Wanky Balls, Sweaty Nads, Greasy Schlong or anything else for that matter

That’s one way to make an impression your new proprietor.

  1. Pingback: Dan Fox
  2. Pingback: Lori Estep
  3. Pingback: Gareth
  4. Pingback: David Skelton
  5. Pingback: jamescheyne
  6. Pingback: Darren
  7. Pingback: Michelle
  8. Pingback: Brian M
  9. Pingback: peter lawrence
  10. Pingback: pete lawrence
  11. Pingback: Marq Riley
  12. Pingback: teaandcakerec
  13. Pingback: Debby Thompson
  14. Pingback: sunny hundal
  15. Pingback: dylan white

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

1000

Comments are limited to 1000 characters.