Misteaks in righting? Shirley knot!

Mistakes are everywhere and plague the most famous of people. As someone who makes a colossal amount of blunders on a daily basis, I find that comforting. As a writer, I’m always intrigued at how written goofs can lead to moments of humility and humor. We’ve all seen those hilarious misspelled signs: Private parking, all others will be toad. Computers fixed write. Place your add here. Famous writers such as Earnest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Jane Austen were not the best at correcting their own work. I sympathize. letter writing

Then there are the errors which transcend the mere typo or inappropriate homophone. Factual boo boos of epic proportions. Here’s a print mistake that amused the famous British author Rudyard Kipling, who was mistakenly reported dead by a newspaper to which he subscribed. The author wrote to the editor: “I’ve just read that I am dead. Don’t forget to delete me from your list of subscribers.”

Have you ever seen a sign with a typo? Or found an error in a book or article? How often do you stumble across such errors? Are they more or less common in this age of spell checkers and online writing tools?


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by bn100 on July 27, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Find a lot of typos in books; think it’s really bad when authors have typos and grammatical errors in their blurbs



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