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Dept. of Corrections

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Best newspaper correction I’ve seen in a while.

From New Orleans Times-Picayune columnist James Gill:

“I am sorry to disappoint all the readers who wished to apply for the position, but New Orleans does not employ a ‘sex assessor.’ That was a misprint in Wednesday’s column. It should have read ‘tax assessor.’ Slips don’t come much more Freudian than that.”

Lord only knows how that one slipped past the copy desk. Blame it on Mardi Gras, I suppose.

Hat tip to Regret the Error.

Dave Mann has been with the Observer since 2003. Before that, he worked as a reporter in Fort Worth and Washington, D.C. He was born and raised in Philadelphia. He thinks border collies are the world’s greatest dogs, and believes in the nourishing powers of pickup basketball.