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Paper reports Baron Davis has 'herniated d*ck'

Posted on: January 4, 2012 3:53 pm
Edited on: January 4, 2012 4:00 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliverbaron-davis-pain

It's enough to make you squirm.

SBNation.com notes that the Charlotte Observer made an embarrasing typographical error in its Wednesday morning edition, writing: "Ex-Charlotte Hornet Baron Davis signed with the Knicks after being cut by Cleveland under the amnesty clause. Davis is recovering from a herniated d*ck."

The Cleveland Cavaliers had hosted the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night.

According to WebMD.com, a "herniated disc" is a damaged bone in your spine that bulges or breaks open, causing back pain or numbness. That doesn't sound like too much fun. But a "herniated d*ck"? That sounds significantly, terrifyingly worse.

"Thanks Charlotte Observer for announcing my new injury," Davis joked on Twitter. "Still able to workout with it."

Davis then added: "That was a joke people. Excuse the person from the Observer who made a Typo... I was Just having fun. My Goldmember is not herniated."

Journalism site Poynter.org reports that the error was made during the editorial process.
Mike Persinger, the paper’s executive sports editor, explained the origin of the error in a blog post today. He said the writer first described the injury as a “herniated disc.” That made it past the first editor, but a second editor realized that isn’t the way the paper spells this injury. So the editor attempted to change it to “herniated disk.” Needless to say, things didn’t work out that way.

There was no third editor in the process to catch the typo.
Here's an image of the newspaper's error.

Davis has not yet suited up for the Knicks this season because of a back injury.
Comments

Since: Apr 2, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 8:29 am
 

Paper reports Baron Davis has 'herniated d*ck'

Is he wearing a Celtics sweatband? 



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: January 5, 2012 12:16 am
 

Um, not a typo....

Gold diggers in Seattle, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York, etc are all reporting that the article is not in error.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 5, 2012 12:15 am
 

The great Chicago Bears linebacker

His name was Dick Butkus.  Just sayin'.  You can put an asterisk by it if you want.  And you can Butkus my asterisk. 



Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: January 5, 2012 12:10 am
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Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2012 11:20 pm
 

Paper reports Baron Davis has 'herniated d*ck'

Now that is good reporting! Haaaa.  The Charlotte Observer makes quite  a few mistakes since I've lived here. Never seen one quite like that though.



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2012 10:48 pm
 

Paper reports Baron Davis has 'herniated d*ck'

Ben writes:

According to WebMD.com, a "herniated disc" is a damaged bone in your spine that bulges or breaks open, causing back pain or numbness. That doesn't sound like too much fun. But a "herniated d*ck"? That sounds significantly, terrifyingly worse.

But Ben, when posting a story about an editing goof, it helps to actually quote the authoratitive link you provide (WebMD). Here is the exact quote:
The bones (vertebrae) that form the spine in your back are cushioned by small, spongy discs. When these discs are healthy, they act as shock absorbers for the spine and keep the spine flexible. But when a disc is damaged, it may bulge or break open. This is called a herniated disc. It may also be called a slipped or ruptured disc.
As you can see the disc is not a bone in your spine but a spongy disc which acts as a cushion for the actual bones.

As for Baron Davis, this is a serious problem that can be quite painful. I hope he recovers soon.



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2012 10:44 pm
 

Paper reports Baron Davis has 'herniated d*ck'

At least Davis can laugh about it. Good for him.



Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2012 10:26 pm
 

Paper reports Baron Davis has 'herniated d*ck'

There once was a baller named Baron
he herniated his dick and started swearin'
NEXT STANZA PLEASE!!!!!!!!!



Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2012 10:23 pm
 

Paper reports Baron Davis has 'herniated d*ck'

I LOVESH GOOOOLD



Since: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2012 10:02 pm
 

Paper reports Baron Davis has 'herniated d*ck'

Let me guess.

The second editor uses an iDevice such as an iPad to submit his edits.  They have the worst spell check!!


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