Black berets and Blackberrys cause journo confusion

This extract below comes from the Guardian’s corrections and clarification’s column and made me chuckle as one journalist made the all too simple mistake of muddling up fruit and a well known brand of smartphone!

An interview with the Irish singer Gavin Friday included this quote: “And those hip-hop guys, they all have about 10 managers and 10 assistants, all with the black berets.” On reflection, the writer realised that he had misheard and what he should have written was: “And those hip-hop guys, they all have about 10 managers and 10 assistants, all with the BlackBerrys.” 

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