Intentional Errors

“I killed a 6 ft snake in my yard the other day. Er…I mean 6 inch snake.”

True story.

On occasion, I see errors in journalism, like the one above, that I suspect may not be errors.

Rather, they’re designed to exaggerate a story, perhaps to get your attention or to elicit an emotion.

They quickly follow with the correction. They can claim accuracy.

But, hopefully the exaggeration sticks in your memory.



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