Today was probably uncomfortable in the newsroom of the Mumbai Mirror. The person who edits the “Things to do in Mumbai today…” section seems to have left a string of curse words in an entry about a romantic restaurant.
Here, look at this tweet:
Some copy editor’s going to have a not-so-nice day. pic.twitter.com/FxRZ4NOPc3
— Shikha (@TheCommanist) December 29, 2016
Here is how that same date night suggestion now appears on the website:
The tweet made journalists cringe. Placeholder text is common. Sometimes, editors forget to remove it. Rarely, though, does it say… well, you read what it said.
editor1: I once left a TK in an article
editor2: Hold my beer… https://t.co/cnWT1rxwhZ
— Maki Scare-o (@sciencecomic) December 29, 2016
at least they ended up choosing the right pic https://t.co/ReMwVs3mwl
— Alison Mah (@alisonmah) December 29, 2016
This is why you just go XXXXXXX sheeeeesh. https://t.co/IPdEdLU3Lg
— Drew Garrison (@DrewGarrisonSBN) December 29, 2016
One of the first rules I learned on subs desk was NEVER swear in placeholder text no matter how funny it seems at the time https://t.co/L4yU3eDObE
— Steven Kiernan (@StevKiernan) December 29, 2016
We have reached out to the paper for comment.
[image: Ljupco Smokovski]