Thursday, May 21, 2009

More checking needed in hockey

Great WSJ story about engraving errors on the Stanley Cup (the graphic history of the typos is especially cool--you can roll over the image of the winners to see the engraved errors corrected):
This iconic silver trophy, which is handed out each year to hockey's champion, carries with it the marks of another, quieter history -- decades of botched spellings, spacing gaffes, repeated words and the unsightly results of attempts to fix them.

Over the years words like "Ilanders" (Islanders), "Leaes" (Leafs) and "Bqstqn" (Boston) have found their way onto the cup, while more than a dozen players and coaches have had their names butchered. Former Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante had the misfortune of having his first name spelled four different ways in the span of five years.

(thanks to Neil for the link)

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