Amusing Typos
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Author:  Pete [ Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:00 pm ]
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Following on from the "A Word From Quality Control" thread, let's have a thread to record for posterity the amusing typos we see in the course of our daily reading.

This is just for fun, so no naming and shaming, unless you really feel you have to.

From books I've read recently:-

A stately home with a 'coy pond' (they also have a 'bashful bedroom' and a 'shy outside loo').

Time for seasonal cartwheels with 'summersaults' and from the same source an 'on suite bathroom'.

A man who waves his hat 'backwards and forewords'.

Author:  Rolnikov [ Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:26 pm ]
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I read today about someone wringing the necks of chickens "discretely" on the way to the kitchen, as opposed to doing them all at once, I guess.

Author:  GDJ [ Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:56 pm ]
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I found one while proof-reading my own story that made me chuckle:
'a lone wild dog with a limo' instead of a limp. :o)

Author:  Pete [ Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:10 am ]
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Just stumbled upon this double whammy in an amazon review:-

He is a graceful and is kind and genital with us

He will let us know by shuttle means

I'm almost, but not quite, convinced those are deliberate errors, for the sake of a laugh.

Author:  Ali_L [ Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:14 am ]
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He is a graceful and is kind and genital with us

Well, maybe he is!!


Author:  Pete [ Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:42 pm ]
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From a book:-

'...through which oozes the rancid puss of society.'

Anyone for a chorus of "Smelly Cat"?

And, seen on somebody's blog, a declaration that he will be at next year's FantasyCon 'baring the odd black monolith...'

And here's me thinking I was the only one who had a pet name for his...

Oh, wait a minute! Public forum :oops:

Author:  Ali_L [ Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:35 am ]
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Oh, dear! :lol:

Author:  des2 [ Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:52 pm ]
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Pete wrote:
From a book:-

'...through which oozes the rancid puss of society.'

From a comment on this Washington Post page:

"America's fistula full of bought Congressmen and Senators on the lobbyist feedbag continues to ooze its rancid puss through these two."

Is 'pus' spelt as 'puss' in USA?

Author:  Pete [ Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:59 pm ]
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Not according to Wiki, Des.

Author:  Lawrence Dagstine [ Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:46 am ]
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Don't know if it would be considered amusing or not. A little over two months ago I caught two glaring typos on the blog of one of the biggest editors in the genre biz... but then, I have some pharmacy tech experience under my belt, so it might have been likely he or she did not know the correct spelling of the two terms at the time.

Author:  Pete [ Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:39 am ]
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Just found this comment in a political discussion on yahoo:-

>>This Cameron Folly does not ogre well for the new Conservative leader as it follows in the path of Brown and Blair.

Given the subject matter, I'm not entirely convinced that it's a typo.

Author:  Ali_L [ Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:26 pm ]
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Oh, lovely :lol:

Author:  Pete [ Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:40 am ]
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Just been reading about a film with a sinister plot that may involve 'national brianwashing'...

Author:  Ali_L [ Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:20 pm ]
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A remake of 'The Life of...', perhaps?

Although if they're just going to give him a bath, it doesn't sound too exciting.

Author:  AlanBaxter [ Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:17 am ]
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I was watching the DVD of Mad Max the other day and in the extras is a list of other films made by George Miller. Apparently he directed a movie starring Nicole Kidman called "Dead Clam".


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