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zomgmouse
901810.  Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:38 pm Reply with quote

One of my favourites.

 
Janet H
901841.  Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:02 am Reply with quote

The Guardian used to be famous for their typos. None finer than
this -

The Guardian is no longer so celebrated for its misprints but there will always be those of us who are nostalgic for the days when it was, and when the opera critic Phillip Hope Wallace, for example, could wake up to find that he had reviewed last night's Covent Garden performance of Doris Godunov.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2005/dec/03/society2

 
'yorz
901848.  Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:45 am Reply with quote

Quote:
And yes, it's true that the most celebrated opening line of any Fleet Street war correspondent was that of the hack in the Congo who yelled: "Anyone here been raped and speaks English?"

Oh Janet - what a priceless piece. Thanks for that.

 
RLDavies
901849.  Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:58 am Reply with quote

In the original Private Eye Book of Boobs the Guardian (or Grauniad) was quoted as mentioning the London borough of "Hammershit".

That particular typo has burrowed into my brain so deeply that I have to be very, very careful pronouncing "Hammersmith". Luckily, I don't often find myself discussing the place.

 
'yorz
901855.  Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:18 am Reply with quote

As I may have recounted before - this one from my quite short-lived time as typist with Hexham Police.

I had typed up a long statement from a long-hand report about some incident. The witness in case was somebody called Mr Gormley. As usual I used the spellcheck, but didn't register everything that was suggested. As a result I got a severe bollocking coz the man's name, throughout the many pages, had been changed into 'Mr Gormless'.
Those statements may well be read out in Court.
You dread to think....


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sally carr
901858.  Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:35 am Reply with quote

I had to do a project during my college days and chose my grandfather's WW1 service. I wrote that he had been born in Winchester. The spell check changed it to Windcheater.

 
Bondee
901901.  Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:53 am Reply with quote



10% what?!?

 
'yorz
901903.  Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:56 am Reply with quote

Dread to think.

 
Sadurian Mike
901910.  Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:18 pm Reply with quote

I'm sure I met him a few times when I frequented discos. Unfortunately I met the full 100% of him.

 
NinOfEden
901923.  Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:36 pm Reply with quote

From a death notice:
'A large crow attended the funeral'
Job advert:
'Elderly gentleman seeks capers, 7p/h'
Not so much a misprint as some very strange translation, on a puzzle ball:
'Now let's decompose then enjoy composing'.

 
Celebaelin
902083.  Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:43 am Reply with quote

'yorz wrote:
A famous headline in a Major Dutch Newspaper, back in 1966:

PRINCESS BEATRIX PREGNANT
(by our Royal Correspondent)

Co-respondent surely?

 
RLDavies
902086.  Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:57 am Reply with quote

All right, not really typos, just Engrish. Never mind that, just read.

http://www.rahoi.com/2006/03/may-i-take-your-order/


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'yorz
902087.  Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:58 am Reply with quote

Celebaelin wrote:
'yorz wrote:
A famous headline in a Major Dutch Newspaper, back in 1966:

PRINCESS BEATRIX PREGNANT
(by our Royal Correspondent)

Co-respondent surely?

Not in Dutch.

 
Celebaelin
902089.  Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:04 am Reply with quote

It's not in Dutch though.

 
Starfish13
902095.  Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:15 am Reply with quote

RLDavies wrote:
All right, not really typos, just Engrish. Never mind that, just read.

http://www.rahoi.com/2006/03/may-i-take-your-order/


Oh yummy! Can I have the "big bowl four treasure frog" and the "fragrant bone in garlic strange flavour" please?

 

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