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Two wrongs might be OK?

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THERE ARE TWO ERRORS IN THE

THE TITLE OF THIS PUZZLE

The paper boy on the corner of 42nd and Broadway in Times Square was hawking his wares:

"Extry, Extry, Read all about it: Five men swindled today on the streets of New York!"

The businessman was in a hurry, but the possibility of being swindled worried him a bit, so he bought a paper.

Quickly he scanned the headlines and major stories on the front page. No mention was made of a swindle.

Angrily he returned to the corner where the boy was selling his papers.

As he approached, the boy's words could be heard, still loudly and clearly:

"Extry, Extry, Read all about it: Six men swindled today on the streets of New York!"

Have you found the two errors?

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There obviously are NOT two errors in the title of the puzzle. So error #1 is that the title is wrong. And since the title is wrong, then error #2 has to be the grammar. It should read, "There is no error in the title of this puzzle".

But wait, that would actually make it four errors then... oh boy.

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Posted · Report post

Shouldn't it be "Extra Extra"

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bgm1961, on the right track, but not exactly.

BMAD, exploring the mystery of the spoiler malfunction paradox. :blink: Nope, that's not it either. It's the way kids talked back in the day.

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The one error is title itself, since there is no error at all.


Another error is to look for the error even after reading the story of the boy.

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One error is in the first line of the puzzle, the one above the story, written in caps : the word THE is repeated

:)


as for the second one :
- hmmm: don;t know if the geography of New York is correct ... but from google maps it seems that indeed the 42nd and Broadway meet inTtimes Square... so.. not there :-s

...... *thinking out loud here* :
There is no error in the TITLE of the puzzle but in the first line of the puzzle, the one above the story, written in caps ;) .. could this constitute the second error ? :D
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Potential errors:

There are two "The's"

no punctuation?

But since the title itself is self referential then the title cannot be the title, so looking at the forum title:

Two wrongs might be OK?

--maybe it is

1. ok should not be capitalized.

2. The question mark doesn't make sense, since it is a statement.

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OK, got it! (I think)

Error #1: The repeated "THE". (How did I miss that? Feel like a school kid being tricked by my 7th grade teacher all over again, but I digress)

Error #2: The title is simply wrong. There is only one error, not two.

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BGM's answer makes sense but I disagree that the title was critiqued

OK, got it! (I think)

Error #1: The repeated "THE". (How did I miss that? Feel like a school kid being tricked by my 7th grade teacher all over again, but I digress)

Error #2: The title is simply wrong. There is only one error, not two.

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The title can't be self referential unless the title is the title. ;)

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if

THERE ARE TWO ERRORS IN THE

THE TITLE OF THIS PUZZLE

is the title then what do we call:

"Two wrongs might be OK?"

:help: The more i talk on here the more i realize that my english is still not right.

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