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Author:  Ali_L [ Tue May 17, 2011 3:01 pm ]
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You're just miffed because it wasn't 'Ali cart'


Ha. :lol:

Ray, as long as he didn't take afence...

(Ow. Sorry...)

Author:  Pete [ Sun May 22, 2011 5:05 pm ]
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Comment just read on a website - 'if you had kept your wedding vowels'.

Author:  Rolnikov [ Wed May 25, 2011 5:39 pm ]
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From an online news item:

"The Mercenary ... will keep you on the edge of your seat until the climatic action-filled ending."

Author:  Pete [ Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:43 pm ]
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Russell Crowe has apologised for a rant on twitter concerning circumcision. The background to this 'news' story:-

His 140-character tirades were triggered by a tweeted inquiry from the expectant parent of a son who asked, "Do you think I should get him circumstanced?"

My bold :lol:

Author:  Lawrence Conquest [ Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:28 pm ]
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There's an infamous typo in the novelisation of the Doctor Who TV story 'Delta and the Bannermen', where a missing 'r' results in the Doctor 'peeing over a shelf' at one point.

Maybe he was just marking his territory?

Author:  Pete [ Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:49 pm ]
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Job advertisement seen in the window of a Jewellers:-

'Precious retail supervisory/managerial experience required.'

Gollum will apply forthwith :lol:

Author:  Ali_L [ Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:45 am ]
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Ha ha. Lovely images in my head of Gollum stuffing all the rings in his pockets...

Author:  Mike A [ Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:27 am ]
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A friend of mine tweeted that he found this in a library catalogue:

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"Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.) -- Chicago Theological Semenary"
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Author:  Mike A [ Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:41 pm ]
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A magnificent typo has earned its own Guardian piece. All the more magnificent as it's from a Romance novel:

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He stiffened for a moment but then she felt his muscles loosen as he shitted on the ground.


It should've said "shifted", but I think I prefer this version! :lol:

The article:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2011/sep/12/shift-typo-romantic-novel-susan-andersen

Author:  Ray [ Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:53 am ]
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I read a combat scene with a creature recently in which, when struck, "the breast howled"...

Author:  Bob Lock [ Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:31 pm ]
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On the BFS site, advertising House of Fear antho:

'Floorboards creek...' oops :oops:

Author:  Pete [ Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:30 pm ]
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Just finished reading a story in which books 'line all of the wails'...

Sadly it wasn't an isolated incident.

Author:  Journeymouse [ Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:27 pm ]
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Pete wrote:
books 'line all of the wails'


What happens when you push the wailers to make an out-right scream? :shock:

Author:  MatC [ Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:33 pm ]
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My first book, published by Gollancz in 1995, was a collection of funny press cuttings called "Cannibal Victims Speak Out." It’s been out of print for years, but I’m pleased to say it’s now available, extremely cheaply, as a multi-format e-book at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/102004, or from your usual e-book supplier.

Author:  Pete [ Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:46 pm ]
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Just read a 'great' typo where one vehicle 'undertook' another one on the motorway.

It's an ARC though, so I'm going to assume the error didn't make it into the final product.

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