Memorable corrections in the New York Times:

  • “An article about decorative cooking incorrectly described a presentation of Muscovy duck by Michel Fitoussi, a New York chef. In preparing it, Mr. Fitoussi uses a duck that has been killed.” (April 5, 1981)
  • “An article about the collapse of the Long Island oyster harvest misstated the traditional rule about oyster-eating. In any month without an ‘r’ in its name, oysters are to be avoided, not eaten.” (Dec. 20, 1998)
  • “A picture caption about a Star Trek Federation Science exhibit misidentified the figure on a viewing screen. It was a Klingon, not a Ferengi.” (July 25, 1993)
  • “A summary about primates and video games incorrectly described an aspect of monkey anatomy. Monkeys do have opposable thumbs.” (Aug. 4, 1999)

“A caption, showing a clown sitting in a subway car, misstated the location. It was an E train in the Lexington Avenue station in Manhattan, not a G train in the Bergen Street station in Brooklyn.” (Feb. 20, 2000)