i newspaper, September 12, 2018
There cannot be many people on the planet who do not know that the retired tennis player is Billie Jean, not Billy Jean.
There are two ways this could have happened. One, the writer got it wrong, in which case the sub should have thought ‘Hmm, Billy is a funny way for a woman to spell her name, I’d better check it.’ Or the writer got it right, and the sub changed it. Either way it is pathetically poor.