Another Boardman error; this time he blames spell-check!

You can’t make this stuff up! Last week, I noted that George Boardman (AKA “Bored” Georgeman) somehow confused a hip fast-casual salad chain (Sweetgreen) with Chinese takeout in Queens (Sweet Garden) in his weekly column in The Union. The details are here.

Sure enough, like clockwork, he posted another CORRECTION. But here’s the best part; he blamed it on a spelling error, writing in The Union:

That’s some spelling error, confusing the word “green” and “garden.” Or just plain confused.

But it’s sure not the first! To get an idea, go to TheUnion.com and type “George Boardman” and “correction” into the search engine. Go to “all results.” It’s a real treasure trove of errors!

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

5 thoughts on “Another Boardman error; this time he blames spell-check!”

  1. This one is a Boardman classic: “CORRECTION: In last week’s column about Rep. Doug LaMalfa’s town hall meeting, I wrote that chairs were tied together so people couldn’t throw them. In fact, the fire marshal ordered the setup to avoid blocking emergency exits. I apologize for the error. I stand by everything else in the column.”

  2. Here’s another. What a hoot!

    “Based on The Union’s original reporting, I criticized Senum for lying about the incident in an effort to advance her political agenda. I apologize for my erroneous criticism. The original item was published almost three months ago. Since the premise of the post was based on erroneous information, I have removed it from this blog.”
    https://sierrafoothillsreport.com/tag/reinette-senum/

    1. “I criticized Senum for lying about the incident in an effort to advance her political agenda”- – George, do you (and the Union) have an attorney?

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