The Wall Street Journal posted a funny correction June 19, Jim Romenesko noted.
The newspaper had printed the wrong measurements for how to make a Bloody Mary. Instead of suggesting a 3-1 tomato juice-to-Bloody Mary measurement, the newspaper’s recipe called for three times as much vodka than tomato juice.
The correction, posted in the Journal’s Corrections and Amplifications column and at the bottom of the article in question, reads:
“A Bloody Mary recipe, which accompanied an Off Duty article in some editions on June 8 about the herb lovage, called for 12 ounces of vodka and 36 ounces of tomato juice. The recipe as printed incorrectly reversed the amounts, calling for 36 ounces of vodka and 12 ounces of tomato juice.”
Last year, The Economist corrected an article that said Bloomberg Businessweek employees weren’t allowed to drink on the clock. In its correction, The Economist said its claim about Bloomberg Businessweek drinking wasn’t “true” and that to have made the error, The Economist “must have been drunk on the job.”