January 29, 2004


Someone at The Australian doesn’t like Imre Salusinszky. A week ago he was briefly bylined as Salusinsinszky -- and today he appears as Emre. Has Margo Kingston been moonlighting as an online News Ltd subeditor during her summer break? Soon Imre’s proud Hungarian name will be reduced to “Ernie Sigley”.

Posted by Tim Blair at January 29, 2004 01:28 AM

Er Tim. You misspelled Josh Chafetz's name in the post below - which was then quoted by Instapundit with the spelling left as is.

So you've no right to complain. Although to be fair, Josh is not your co-worker. Perhaps fellow bloggers should start thinking of themselves as...

It's possible that this mistake of yours was a freudian slip. Weeks without Margo have been tough on us all. Maybe we are all starting to misspell words subconsciusly in an attempt to compensate for the void left by Margo's absence.

Posted by: John in Tokyo at January 29, 2004 at 08:35 AM

Take another look at the name, the spell-checker probably imploded.

Posted by: Jake D at January 29, 2004 at 03:35 PM

The Bard of Avon could not spell his own name consistently, so Imre is is good company.

Posted by: Willy Waggledagger at January 29, 2004 at 07:18 PM

An item I wrote for The Age once was mis-bylined Paul Kelly.

I couldn't decide whether to be miffed at the error or chuffed at being mistaken for the then editor of The Australian.

And they didn't correct it.

Posted by: ilibcc at January 30, 2004 at 11:15 AM