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Canadian newspaper typo advertises 'pictures with Satan'

The Comox Valley Record had an advertisement for local Christmas celebrations. On the agenda: "Pictures with Satan" at 11:15 a.m.
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COMOX VALLEY, B.C. (WTHR) — We know from experience it's easy to make typing errors when you spend all day at the computer, but some just happen to be more amusing than others.

The Comox Valley Record, a semiweekly newspaper in British Columbia, Canada, had an advertisement for local Christmas celebrations.

On Sunday, Dec. 1, guests are invited to take part in holiday traditions such as a craft fair and parade.

Also on the agenda: "Pictures with Satan" at 11:15 a.m.

Journalist Nicholas M. Pescod shared the error on Twitter and said, "Well this is awkward."


The newspaper published an editorial one day after Pescod's tweet circulated the internet.

"We often chuckle about the typos we have caught, breathing sighs of relief when the L in 'public' or the B in 'Hornby' is added by the last set of eyes before going to print. Even those are not always caught," the editorial read. "But when it happens in an ad, it becomes all that much more blatant. They are called 'display ads' for a reason. They are meant to stand out on the page. This one did that, for all the wrong reasons."

The newspaper's quick response to the error didn't stop Twitter users from having fun with the mistake: