Guardian Sport's NSFW Ashes Typo Goes Viral on Twitter

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJanuary 7, 2014

Guardian Website Screengrab

The "W" and the "R" are two keys apart on a keyboard, but an unfortunate sub-editor at the Guardian's website evidently picked the wrong one when he wanted to headline a piece "Ranking the TV commentators."

Still, all publicity is good publicity, and once the screengrab was taken, the story was doing the rounds on Twitter.

I think the Guardian may have won the 2014 typo contest already with this pic.twitter.com/Az9IK3317E

— David Wyllie (@journodave) January 7, 2014

Unsurprisingly, the Guardian swiftly remedied their error.