Missing an "L" January 28, 2011 2:08 PM   Subscribe

The Challenger writeup has a leading leading with "sipped the surly bonds of earth" - can we get a change to "slipped"?
posted by squorch to MetaFilter-Related at 2:08 PM (24 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Sure all set. You can just email us this sort of thing via the contact form.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:11 PM on January 28, 2011


Interesting that the URL didn't change - is this to maintain continuity?
posted by desjardins at 2:18 PM on January 28, 2011


The URL has changed on the front page. But anything after the number is just filler text anyway and can be changed to whatever you want.
posted by yeoz at 2:23 PM on January 28, 2011


I was all over it seconds after I posted it with a MeMail to Jessamyn. I felt like a fool. I am very glad this could be pointed out on MeTa.
posted by IvoShandor at 2:31 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


I could go for a tall glass of surly bonds right about now.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:34 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


No offense intended, Ivo - it happens to everyone.
posted by squorch at 2:35 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


"Shaken, not stirred".
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 2:36 PM on January 28, 2011


Interesting that the URL didn't change - is this to maintain continuity?

Not that I know of. We have the ability to change the URL also, which I did, btu it didn't take, Consulting with pb now, I'll let you know....
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:37 PM on January 28, 2011


Have a sip.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:37 PM on January 28, 2011


Sipped the surly bonds of Earth is exactly how I feel about tequila.
posted by jamaro at 2:38 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Ah, pb explained it. We can change the link, but the old links with the typo also work. So you can see with this link:

http://www.metafilter.com/100014/Slipped-the-surly-bonds-of-earth-to-touch-the-face-of-YOUR-MOM


also works.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:39 PM on January 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


The best part of waking up is sipping the surly bonds of earth in your cup
posted by 2bucksplus at 2:41 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Could we get "leading leading" changed to something else?
posted by telstar at 2:53 PM on January 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


No offense intended, Ivo - it happens to everyone.

Almost everyone makes typos, but not almost everyone gets the privilege of having a whole post on a web site devoted to their typo.
posted by grouse at 2:53 PM on January 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


I AM PRIVILEGED!!!!!111!!!!11!!!
posted by IvoShandor at 3:04 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, the final radio call from the shuttle was actually "Go at throttle up," not "Go with throttle up."
posted by killdevil at 3:21 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Spelling: We do this badly.
posted by Danf at 3:51 PM on January 28, 2011


don't call me surly
posted by clavdivs at 3:55 PM on January 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Or Baldy.
posted by boo_radley at 3:58 PM on January 28, 2011


Baldey_Roo!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:08 PM on January 28, 2011


Note... To... Self.... Never get in a pun war against a librarian.

Especially one with a paucity of vowels in her name.
posted by boo_radley at 8:17 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hey, Surly only looks out for one guy...Surly!"
posted by kirkaracha at 5:46 AM on January 29, 2011


"Surely," all set, complete with grief and sorrow and stuff.
posted by Namlit at 9:31 AM on January 29, 2011


slipped the Barry Bonds of earth
posted by staggernation at 12:16 PM on January 30, 2011


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