Yearbook publisher's spell-check creates new epithets

06/3/2008 | Seattle Times, The

Pennsylvania student Max Zupanovic was dubbed "Max Supernova" in his high school's yearbook thanks to a publisher's spell-checker run amok. The 176-page Middletown, Pa., yearbook had four pages that were rife with such errors, and educators are still trying to figure out how to appease parents and students who are upset by the misnomers. "Certain things about it are funny, but it's kind of messed up," said yearbook co-editor Dan Whitman. "No one wants their name to be changed, especially in their senior yearbook."

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