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'Dallas Morning News' Apologizes For 40-Year-Old 'Star Wars' Error

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Forty years ago today, The Dallas Morning News committed an error so serious it has taken four decades to own up to it. In a review of the original "Star Wars" movie in 1977, the paper called Chewbacca a Wookie, W-O-O-K-I-E. In a correction published yesterday, the paper said, quote, "the correct spelling, of course, is W-O-O-K-I-E-E. We apologize to the 7-foot-tall hairy alien biped community."

(SOUNDBITE OF WOOKIEE VOCALIZING)

MARTIN: It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.