Just My Typo: From Sinning With The Choir To The Untied States

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Just My Typo: From Sinning With The Choir To The Untied States

Just My Typo: From Sinning With The Choir To The Untied States

Product Description A charming collection of typographical errors, slips of the pen, and embarrassing misprints, Just My Typo celebrates the awful and the sublime mistakes that riddle our feeble human attempts at communication. Its time to accept the truth: typos are everywhere. Legal documents are riddled with errors, headlines of respectable publications are rife with misspellings, and even your favorite books need a few reprints to get everything right. Isnt it time we learned to laugh at our mistakes instead of despairing? Just My Typo is an irresistible collection of the most humorous, mistakenly poignant, and downright awful typos in texts, from the Bible to insurance advertisements to political slogans. Within these pages, youll travel back in time with great figures from history, such as Sir Francis Drake (who circumcised the world in a small ship) and Rambo (the famous French poet). Youll also find valuable moral instruction (Blessed are the meek, for they shall irrigate the earth.), and meet politicians who exploit disasters to boost their pubic profiles. Structured according to categories (such as, To Be or To Be: Typos in Literature), youll easily find either a quick laugh or a relaxingand cringe-inducingread. A few more of the gems within: The Queen pissed graciously over the Menai Bridge. I am certain of one thing. Whatever may come between usand wherever he may be on earthArthur will always remember that I love ham. (The Parting, Millicent Hemming) Love is just a passing fanny. Editors, proofreaders, and writers everywhere pull their hair out trying to eliminate mistakes, to no avail. Celebrating the humanity of our errors and the timelessness of mistakes, Just My Typo is essential reading for anyone who values the power and peril of the written word. Review To err is human. To laugh when other people err is even more human. And Drummond Moir will make you feel very human when you read this book. Because youll be laughing is what Im saying. A lot. --A.J. Jacobs, author of Drop Dead Healthy A collection of gaffes and boo-boos that may very well send us on another typo hunt through time, space, and the internet. Thanks a lot, DrummerDesmondMr. Moir. --Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson, The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time The typo: creator of angst and giggles. Best not read this in public, as you will laugh out loud. Or have the urge to nudge the stranger sitting next to you, just so you can tell them about that hilarious thing you just read. Like how Hitler had a ruthless gazpacho. Or how Rambo was a famous French poet. Or how oh, just read the damn thing. - Jen Campbell, author of Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops About the Author Drummond Moir grew up in Edinburgh and studied at St. Annes College, Oxford, and Daiichi Keizai University in Fukuoka, Japan. Now based in London, he is Editorial Director of Sceptre, one of the UKs leading literary imprints. Excerpt. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. 1 To Be or To Be Typos in Literature The title of this chapter, To Be or To Be, a bastardization of one of the most famous sentences in the English language, comes from a new edition of Shakespeares Hamlet published some years ago. Six professional proofreaders failed to catch the mistake, which received national publicity. I am certain of one thing. Whatever may come between usand wherever he may be on earthArthur will always remember that I love ham. The Parting, Millicent Hemming My love shes handsome, my love shes boney. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce Barney, by Rudge$1.50 New York publishers advertisement for Charles Dickenss fifth novel, late nineteenth century After being moved to tears by the sheer scale of CERNs particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, Richard Dawkins attempted to express his awe in hi

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