FOR THE RECORD
A panel accompanying our profile of Aung San Suu Kyi said she was born in Myanmar on 19 June 1945, which, we claimed, was “just weeks after the end of the Second World War”. The war in Europe ended on 8 May 1945 but in Myanmar, then the British colony of Burma, the campaign continued until July, with eventual victory in southeast Asia declared on 15 August 1945, VJ Day (“Damned by her silence”, last week, page 30).
Usage corner: “The right is managing a cockup of such epic proportions that some of the Tory elite want to disassociate from such a toxic brand” (subheading, Comment, last week). While some sources declare disassociate and dissociate to be interchangeable, the text of the piece followed our style guide: use dissociate/dissociation, it says, not disassociate/disassociation (“Like fading powers of the past, Britain shows signs of being in terminal decline”, page 31).
Our interview with the new children’s laureate, Lauren Child, said she would be giving an inaugural lecture in London on 19 September. We meant 19 October (“‘Let them dawdle and learn by accident’ – why laureate wants new deal for children”, News, last week, page 7).