The Pratt Tribune in Pratt, Kansas suffered a humiliating typo in the print edition of their October 28 newspaper.
Someone took a photograph of the small-town newspaper and shared it on Twitter where it quickly went viral.
A short fluff piece written by Gale Rose was missing an important hyphen in the headline. The error was corrected in the newspaper’s digital version of the article, but the physical copies were a total loss.
While the headline writer learned a “first-hand” lesson in editing, everyone else had a great laugh.
Twitter was filled with fantastic sexual innuendos in response to the headline.
Others engaged in a heated debate over whether it should be written “firsthand” or “first-hand.”
“It should be “first-hand”; the problem with media nowadays isn’t so much about “fake” or not — it’s about poor writing/copy-editor skills,” wrote Michael Puskar.
H.R. Gordon disagreed, “No, it shouldn’t. It should be firsthand. It’s only “first-hand” when used as an adverb.”
Fortunately Paul Kruszewski was able to get everyone back on topic with his question,
Which do you think is correct? Hand job, hand-job, or handjob?