A line in a story in Sydney paper The Daily Telegraph has gone viral, after a lot of social media users assumed that it was a mistake in the print edition.
Columnist Tim Blair was writing about the case of Jake Bilardi, a teenager from Melbourne who joined Islamic State and recently died in a suicide bombing, and the general issue of others going to join similar extremist movements. In the process of researching the piece, he spoke to a youth worker at the Hume Islamic Youth Centre where Bilardi used to go, whose name he found quite amusing.
The man's name was Furkan Derya, and he decided to add a quip afterwards stating that "I furkan derya to find a better name than Furkan Derya".
A number of people tweeted the line with a cautionary warning never to write something that you don't want included in the final version of a story, but it seems that it was deliberate, and that the line remained in the online version of the story on the paper's website at the time of writing.
A lesson: Never write anything in a story, even for a millisecond as a joke, that you don't want to go in the paper. pic.twitter.com/SOdZMAboap
— Scott Reid (@scottreid1980) March 15, 2015