The Sunday Independent — a 41,464-circulation weekly based in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, South Africa — needs a copy editor to look over the promotional posters it prints and then distributes all over town.

Because, y’know, this can’t possibly be good for single-copy sales.

I know how dummy copy gets into the paper. We’ve all done that before.

But for a poster? You’d think someone would have noticed this as they were putting them up around town.

Thanks for Simone Puterman for retweeting this today.

You know who else needs copy editors? Local TV news operations. Chicago’s WMAQ-TV in particular. And other local TV news operations. And Martha Stewart’s TV operation. And Baseball jersey manufacturers. And T-shirt designers. And Kansas State University. And the New York Jets, the Minnesota Vikings, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals (boy, do they need a copy editor). And Fox Sports. And college athletic department ticket offices. And the Virginia general assembly. And college alumni magazines. And pharmacies. And the makers of Sudafed. And Borders bookstore. And government agencies and political candidates. And Tea Party candidates. And city and county Boards of Elections. And the U.S. Postal Service. And South African traffic cops. And road paving contractors. And billboard companies. And sign painters. And Home Depot and manufacturers of “hoodies.” And rubber stamp designers. And restaurants, breakfast joints, Chinese restaurants and cake decorators. And drive-in movie theater managers. And South Africa’s New Age newspaper. And Dublin’s Sunday Business Post. And newspapers in the U.K. And the Washington Post, the New York Times, the New York Post, Newsday, the Chicago Sun-Times (Hey! A repeat offender!), the Rochester, N.Y., Democrat & Chronicle, the Missoula, Mont., Missoulian, the Amarillo (Texas) Globe News, the Waynesboro News Virginian, the Virginian-Pilot, the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Carbondale, Ill., Southern Illinoisian, and Time magazine. And CNN and Fox News and German news channel N24. And Google News’ ‘bots.

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