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Bleeding_Llama
259142.  Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:33 am Reply with quote

=O

I have never encountered a typo in a book. I am most dissapointed QI D:

On page 68 second to last line, right in the middle of the line it says.

"hours, make hardly any noise, butare always ready with a cheerful"

The words "but" and "are" are not separated by a space.

Tsk tsk.


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Last edited by Bleeding_Llama on Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:35 am; edited 1 time in total

 
smiley_face
259348.  Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:52 pm Reply with quote

Quote:
I have never encountered a typo in a book.

May I ask how many books you have read in your life?

Any newly released book has typos in in my experience. Even books like Dickens' (which, quite frankly, you'd think they'd have corrected after over a century) have errors in.

 
dr.bob
259457.  Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:29 am Reply with quote

Pssst! I don't think Bleeding_Llama* was being overly serious.


*Hands up if "eeewwww"

 
suze
259534.  Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:36 am Reply with quote

You never can tell on the Internet ...

Incidentally, there is a bit of a presumption against correcting typos in long established works. People who find typos in works they are retyping for things like Project Gutenberg are told to leave them in.

 
Flash
259579.  Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:07 am Reply with quote

Damon Runyan only ever used the present tense in his stories. In my omnibus edition I've found one instance of the past tense, which I'm sure is a typo - though of course it's 'correct' in grammatical terms. A strangely troubling discovery.

 
smiley_face
259598.  Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:23 am Reply with quote

dr.bob wrote:
Pssst! I don't think Bleeding_Llama* was being overly serious.


*Hands up if "eeewwww"

You're probably right, though I'd been stuck at Reading Station for an hour last night, and rather resembled a drowned rat courtesy of God's need to do a peepee.

 
Bleeding_Llama
259807.  Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:03 pm Reply with quote

smiley_face wrote:
Quote:
I have never encountered a typo in a book.

May I ask how many books you have read in your life?

Any newly released book has typos in in my experience. Even books like Dickens' (which, quite frankly, you'd think they'd have corrected after over a century) have errors in.


I read alot of books. Probably about 40 a year or so, often I don't take much of it in though xD. I don't know if this occurs with anyone else but I often read a book and think about something else and my eyes go over the page but nothing is coming in.

With this book and the last QI book I have been paying alot of attention. How sad am I? xD

 
dr.bob
260240.  Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:25 am Reply with quote

Bleeding_Llama wrote:
I don't know if this occurs with anyone else but I often read a book and think about something else and my eyes go over the page but nothing is coming in.


I do that sometimes, usually when I'm tired.

Bleeding_Llama wrote:
With this book and the last QI book I have been paying alot of attention. How sad am I? xD


Sad enough to fit in well here, methinks :)

 
jaygeemack
260284.  Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:04 am Reply with quote

Bleeding_Llama wrote:
The words "but" and "are" are not seperated by a space.

Tsk tsk.

</overreaction>

Shouldn't that be 'separated'?

Tsk, tsk.

 
Bleeding_Llama
260488.  Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:34 am Reply with quote

Sorry it was very late xD

Typo?

Any excuse is fine.

 
Aglets
326594.  Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:23 pm Reply with quote

Bleeding_Llama wrote:
I don't know if this occurs with anyone else but I often read a book and think about something else and my eyes go over the page but nothing is coming in.



That happens to me too, especially with background noise.

 
Green
390154.  Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:40 am Reply with quote

I'm a freak - I feel like I notice all the tiny little errors in books while I'm reading... misplaced apostrophes, spelling mistakes, missing grammer, the works. Perhaps I'm just too finicky... I notice that one when I read the book too! But like everyone says, it's really no biggie :)

 

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