Over in the NYT's "Skin Deep" column today in the Styles section, a few pages away from today's Memorable Gaffe -- where Alex Williams misspelled the word "mispelled" in the gossip bloggers cover story -- another easily avoidable mistake also made it into the paper.
In freelance writer Dana Schuster's piece, "Hairstylists Who Make House Calls," this mysterious and incomprehensible phrase appears:
It’s not uncommon for hairdressers to make house calls for events like weddings or bar mitzvahs. But a seemingly underground contingency of individuals book their regular beauty appointments directly through their hairstylists, eyebrow groomers, bikini waxers and facialists, often unbeknownst to the technician’s or stylist’s employing salon.
We're not positive, but we're pretty confident that there is no such thing as an "underground contingency."
Maybe it's an "underground conspiracy."
Or an "underground community."
It's also possible she meant "underarm consistency."
We look forward to the NYT's next correction! The last one was so funny.
We also look forward to NYT editors actually reading the Styles section stories before they go in the paper.