Errors and Omissions: Coffin, or casket? It’s time we got the matter off our chest

The Independent's peerless pedant reviews the slips from this week's paper

Errors and Omissions: You might have to wait some time if you dial 911 in an emergency

Our gloriously attentive pedant reviews the slips in this week's Independent

Errors and Omissions: Whoever is being ‘useless’ here, it certainly isn’t Tony Blair

Our gloriously attentive pedant reviews the slips in this week's Independent

Errors and Omissions: We've seen more than our fair share of meaningless phrases

Our legendary Letters editor picks out the waffle in the Independent this week

Jason Atherton's ice-cream dessert

Errors and Omissions: Just deserts or just desserts? The proof is in the pudding

Our letters editor reviews a selection of the tastiest slips from this week's Independent

Errors & Omissions (Russian edition): Whisky galore - but this sentence is on the rocks

Our favourite pedant notes that if you're willing to invoke Anna Karenina to invoke Russia, you ought to presume they know who Tolstoy is

Errors and Omissions: Many Blairs, but which one's Tony? Plus: not waving but waiving

Our favourite pedant reviews this week's Independent and finds confusion in the Blair family tree, as well as a missed opportunity for a going gender neutral

Errors and Omissions: When words acquire new meanings, it's best not to stand in the way

Our peerless pedant reviews this week's Independent

Northern Dancer: foaled 1961, died 1990 - The legendary Canadian sire was Frankel’s great-grandfather. He commanded record fees of $1m per cover. Although he died in 1990 at the age of 29, many of today’s top racers are in his bloodline.

Errors & Omissions: Is it really so surprising
that a horse should have living descendants?

A selection of linguistic shortcomings from this week's Independent

Errors and omissions: some are more prone to silly mistakes than others

Butlers, caravans and scientists have all been victim to slips of the pen this week

Photograph error

Because of a mistake by a supplier we ran a photograph of a wedding rather than a funeral in our feature on alternative funerals on Tuesday. We are happy to acknowledge the error.

Rachid Ghannouchi

In an article on 28 August we published a suggestion that the party Mr Rachid Ghannouchi leads, An Nahda, which is the leading party in the Tunisian government, had been offered a large sum by the Emir of Qatar before the Tunisian elections. We wish to make it clear that Mr Ghannouchi and his party have not accepted any donation from a foreign state in breach of Tunisian party funding laws. We apologise to Mr Ghannouchi.

Andy Kershaw

Following our interview with Andy Kershaw last week we wish to make clear that a 2008 court order prevented him only from contacting his ex-partner. He was not restricted in his contact with his children.

Chris Grayling MP

A column in last week's IoS stated that Chris Grayling MP had "illegally" claimed £10,000 in parliamentary expenses. We are happy to make clear that Mr Grayling was not involved in any illegality.

Chris Grayling MP

A column in last week’s Independent on Sunday stated that Chris Grayling MP had 'illegally' claimed £10,000 in parliamentary expenses. We are happy to make clear that Mr Grayling was not involved in any such illegality.

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