No one in this world is perfect and it is completely okay for everyone to make mistakes until one is willing to accept and correct them. But sometimes, a mistake by someone ends up being a great source of fun and entertainment for others. This is exactly what happened when a leading daily of Pakistan made a hilarious typographical error in one of its headlines. This mistake became a huge source of jokes and memes for social media.
In its edition dated February 8, Pakistan’s Daily Times wrote “SC grants Daniyal 10 gays in contempt case” when in reality it wanted to write “SC grants Daniyal 10 days in contempt case”.
The story was about Pakistan Supreme Court granting 10 days to their Privatization Minister and Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz leader Daniyal Aziz to arrange for a counsel to defend him in the case of contempt of court.
As expected, the silly mistake set a spree of laughter on Twitter. Take a look at some of the tweets below:
Danial Aziz and his army of 10 gays! pic.twitter.com/xW6zWMHxpPAdvertisement
— Adeel Raja (@adeelraja) 8 February 2018
— Mohammad Ali Talpur (@mmatalpur) 8 February 2018
— Aniqa Nisar (@AniqaNisar) 8 February 2018
— Riz Khan (@Huzefa1983) 8 February 2018
Begin the morning with a smile! pic.twitter.com/SsQ3nKTpas
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) 8 February 2018
10 gays for Daniyal? Seems CJ has known the real desire of Daniyal aziz . LOL
— Asmat Ullah (@asmathayat) 8 February 2018
If it’s true then Congratulations.
— Saad Malik (@Saad84359136) 8 February 2018
lol The next bride of Danyal Aziz pic.twitter.com/Jm5JPnRZHv
— Hafiz Muhammad Rana (@hmad9rana) 8 February 2018
Danyal be like pic.twitter.com/SzfxP5G4Wi
— Ahmad Shahan (@HeelGimmick) 8 February 2018
Daniyal Aziz…. Congrats for being rewarded 10 gays 😃 Chal Shabbash.. Say thanks to Daily Times…. pic.twitter.com/RqEniSxOcL
— Hani (@hani_nasir) 8 February 2018
Later, when Daily Times realized that they have committed a blunder, they made correction in the online edition of the newspaper and tweeted to inform that it wasn’t intentional. Their digital editor also tweeted saying that a corrigendum will be issued in next day’s edition. Take a look at their tweets below:
— Daily Times (@dailytimespak) 8 February 2018
Okay everyone, that’s enough laugh for one day. We messed up and we’re truly sorry. We at @dailytimespak sincerely apologise for the mistake. We have fixed it in online editions and will issue a corrigendum in tomorrow’s edition. #10days NOT #10gays 🙊 pic.twitter.com/fPk8VoQNuC
— Farhan Janjua (@FarhanJanjua) 8 February 2018
Soon after the apology came from the media house and their editor, people came up in their support and assured peeps at Daily Times that all the jokes were on a lighter note and for some good fun only. Take a look at some such tweets below:
But thank you for making laugh hard a lot of people who were either sad or going through difficult times.
— Yasir Wattoo (@yesir786) 8 February 2018
we knew it .. it was just for fun 😉
— Nabil Aslam (@aslam_nabil) 8 February 2018
We all fess up sometimes. Nature of the job! My sympathies for everyone on the desk. But on a lighter note – I wonder if given the opportunity which would Daniyal Aziz prefer to take? 😂🤣
— Gibran Ashraf (@GibranAshraf) 8 February 2018
Farhan Bhai it’s ok you guys made a mistake but you also made my day.😊 But honestly forget what people say. Only those who do make mistakes. Always remember that. We as humans just like to criticize #factsoflife
— Bryce Barrows (@BryceBarrows) 8 February 2018
However, there was one person who could not accept that it was a mistake:
I don’t understand, how can a blunder like this, pass thru so many eyes and remain un-noticed, ultimately reaching the readers? It is the height of incompetence and stupidity. You guys spell ‘days’, as, ‘gays’! What is wrong with you? (on the lighter side, it gave me true laugh).
— Shafique UQAILI (@Uqaili_Shafique) 8 February 2018
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