The end of a year/start of a new year lends itself to reflection and soul-searching, often leading us to review the past year in order to attempt to change in the new year.

Before you end up being too hard on yourself for mistakes you made during 2008, take heart — at least you didn’t end up misspelling your own name.  In this particular case, Regret the Error reports of a New Hampshire/Vermont newspaper that spelled its own name as “Valley Newss” on the front masthead of its July 21, 2008 edition.

Read the NPR interview for more egregious examples of errors from this past year, including Epic Organizational Failures.

Though this isn’t a typo, it certainly is a fail: