Booking through Thursday: Gotta catch ’em all

Booking through Thursday this week:

You may or may not have seen my post at Punctuality Rules Tuesday, about a book I recently bought that had the actual TITLE misspelled on the spine of the book. A glaring typographical error that really (really!) should have been caught. So, using that as a springboard, today’s question: What’s the worst typographical error you’ve ever found in (or on) a book?

As a writer, I really, really sympathize. Since I have this (freakish) thing for pronouns, I generally catch those errors. The ‘h’ left off the she and dialogue being attributed to the wrong character. That happens once in a while.

But the worst (or funniest, depending on how you look at it) was one of my own. It was for installation guide. The phrase I meant to write was something along the lines of: It does not …

What did I type instead?

It’s doe snot …

Not one of the features in our software offerings, I’m afraid. So here I sit, not throwing any stones today.

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11 responses to “Booking through Thursday: Gotta catch ’em all

  1. Hey, it could be the new saying.

    “It’s not that difficult. It’s doe snot.”

  2. lol! I got a good chuckle out of that one.

  3. lisamm

    I read a lot and catch typos all the time in books, but for the life of me I can’t think of a funny one or even a serious one. Doe snot is hysterical, thanks for the laugh! http://www.lisamm.wordpress.com

  4. *giggle* *guffaw* *falls over laughing with tears rolling down her cheeks*

    Oh, thank you so much for having the courage to share that one. I really love it!

  5. That is indeed hilarious! You really made our day…err….evening!

  6. Jane

    Early on in my tech writing career, I once wrote almost an entire chapter spelling “utilities” as “utilitities.” Thank heavens for spell check . . .

    And, I once worked on some HR help that had a lot of “counts” in it. For some reason, I kept leaving out that “o.” Another case of spell check to the rescue before any damage was done.

  7. Dear heavens… My brain knew it was Thursday. So why didn’t it connect that I should be booking it THROUGH Thursday??? I’m way too busy….

    ANYWAY, you made me laugh. And, after the day I’ve had, I can’t thank you enough.

    THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU

  8. that is a new sentences 😉

    But we know it not your fault, so I can understand the miss typo 🙂 Happy BTT and I hope you have a good weekend 🙂

  9. Teehee!!
    My sister’s favorite example? A “Golden Book” she’d gotten for my niece when she was little, about Poky the Puppy (or something like that). The first sentence of the book? It started “Oky the puppy….”

  10. Oh, this had me roaring.

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