A balaclava is a ski mask. A Personal Journal article on Tuesday about winter workout gear incorrectly referred to baklava.
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A “Mackintosh” is a form of waterproof raincoat, first sold in 1824, made out of rubberized fabric. A sidebar in Sunday’s pull-out section on winter fashions inadvertently used the term “Macadam,” which is a type of road construction pioneered by Scottish engineer John Loudon McAdam around 1820. The Journal apologizes to readers who tried to drive on their Mackintoshes, or went out in the rain wearing a highway.
The term “gyro” refers to an “autogyro” or “autogiro,” an aircraft with two propellers, one turned by motor power and the other by air pressure. The plural of “gyro” is “gyros,” which refers to meat roasted on a vertically turning spit and served with sauce and garnishes on pita bread. The Journal regrets any inconvenience caused by an ambiguous reference in the November 22-23 “Off Duty” section caused to readers who attempted to cook and eat grilled aircraft.
Moussaka is an eggplant and/or potato-based dish common to the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire. Mike Moustakas is an American professional third baseman for the Kansas City Royals baseball club. Under Rule 8.02(d) of the Official Rules of Major League Baseball, a pitcher may not apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball. Because Moussaka is a foreign dish, it may not be applied to a baseball. The Journal regrets any implication to the contrary.
The term “galoshes” refers to a type of rubber boot that is slipped over shoes to keep them from getting wet or muddy. In an article on the French film actor Jean-Paul Belmondo in last week’s Review section it was incorrectly stated that his favorite cigarettes were galoshes. They were in fact Gauloises, a French brand. Readers who tried to smoke their boots, or to wear cigarettes over their shoes in snow or rain, may receive a ten-week trial subscription to the Journal by signing and sending in this mail-in rebate card and unconditional waiver of claims and hold harmless agreement.