, pub-0038581670763948, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 My Typo Humour: 01/06/2012 - 01/07/2012

Friday 29 June 2012

Every time

Well, maybe not every time but it does happen again and again.

Be warned that, whenever you write an article about typos, you're bound to include another.

Not sure why Daniel hasn't taken his own advice and gone back to fix this one.

Wednesday 27 June 2012

Conterfeit copy

Here's one from Robin L who sent in the current edition of the Dalesman magazine.

As he says, 'Good thing they left out the u and not the o, eh Peter?'

Indeed, Robin.

That would have caused a hole lot of trouble.

Monday 25 June 2012

A pants deal

Spotted in a Nuneaton shop window by Peter, the cruising owner of NB Gecko.

May as well pay the full price and receive a far more useful pair of trousers.

Friday 22 June 2012

The old firm

Another Peterborough classic brought to you courtesy of Jon C.

It may be hard to believe but John Lucas has been in business since 117 AD.

Considering that the first stone churches in the UK weren't built until about the mid 600s, one wonders what the company was doing during its first 500 years or so.

Probably waiting for the weather to clear.

Wednesday 20 June 2012


Although this was corrected pretty quickly, the evidence was captured before it disappeared.

Top marks to Jon C for rooting it out.

Those deficient teenagers, then.

Suitable for a career in Journalism?

Monday 18 June 2012

Scarborough vacencies

Along with Peterborough, Scarborough is providing a rich source of typos at the moment.

You might need your diving suit in that Sea Front subway.

Friday 15 June 2012


What do you know about BBDO, New York?

Yes, BBDO. The massive, well-established, award-winning Ad Agency.

Here they are showing off a campaign they created for Guinness.

A clever idea, maybe. But the attention to detail is not so.

A first of it's kind? What does that mean? It is kind? It has kind?

And what does that whole sentence mean, exactly? That it's a kind QR code?

Also, where's the full stop after the Briefing sentence?

What's more, you'd think that BBDO, of all people, would understand that any reference to the brand name would require a capital G.

Finally, the code sends you to a dead site called, rather ironically,

So, BBDO. Failing all over the place.

And who in their right mind calls a glass of beer a cup?

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Program error

Students graduating from Frederick Douglass High School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland have been presented with these Diplomas, as reported in The Washington Post.

But it doesn't stop there.

Local Public Schools Communications Director Briant Coleman confirmed that a 'vendor error' sent the same faulty diploma to every high school in Prince George County. That's 8,000 altogether.

I like this comment from strollerderby.

The cost to print the first batch of diplomas with the typos? $15,075

The cost to the County to have the diplomas reprinted? Free

The cost for kids who have the original diplomas to forever look back and laugh at the exact moment they realised adults aren’t always as smart as they seem? Priceless

Wait a minute.

$15,075 for 8,000 diplomas?

That's $1.88 per diploma.

I'm in the wrong business.

Oh, wait a minute...

Monday 11 June 2012

BBC sex scandal

BBC World News has done it again.

Helpfully identifying an interviewee's gender.

It was claimed later that it was not, in fact, a typo because Malé is the capital of Maldives where the guest was situated.

Er... no. If the caption read Malé there would have been no error.

But Male was definitely, and still is, a typo.

Whether she likes it or not.

Friday 8 June 2012

Just let it bea

One of those pearls of wisdom shared on Facebook.

Hmm. It will happen, the way I want things to be.

But I want things to be spelled correctly.

And that ain't happening.

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Coarse spelling

Spotted on a Cambridgeshire bus by Jon C.

And angling to be shared.

Monday 4 June 2012

Pubic apology

If you could name just one ubiquitous typo, this would be it. There are so many references to its occurrence yet it raises a titter every time you see it.

The first example I came across was in the film A Home Of Your Own which I do believe I saw at the pictures on the occasion of Roger Groocock's 10th birthday party.

A young Bernard Cribbins plays a stonemason whose efforts...well, you can see more at the end of this post.

Meanwhile, back to the point.

Unfortunately, the School tweeted an apology.

Complete with another spelling error.

The more I researched the original error, the more apt it became because, apparently, LBJ enjoyed...well, er...certain pubic affairs of his own.

Finally, here's a clip from that film.

Friday 1 June 2012

I's bin misplaced in America

Mitt Romney has a new app available for the iPhone. Or should that be for the Pihone?

It encourages you to promote his campaign as the Republcian candidate for the American presdiential election by taking a photograph and overlaying it with one of a number of supportive slogans.

One problem though.


Not to worry. What harm could possibly come from the man with his hand on the button suffering a little finger trouble?

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