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Old 10th Apr 2006, 23:59   #1
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Default Favourite Typos and Misprints

(Sean Wright aside) Who has produced your favourite typo or misprint in a book?

I was prompted to ask after reading the following in May Contain Nuts by John O'Farrell:
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That's why they don't let you get aquainted with the auks in Lord of The Rings. They're only terrifying while they're anonymous; they'd cease to be scary if Auk #3 turned to camera and said, 'Hi, my name's Malcolm and I'm just mad about Macrame and Loyd Webber Musicals.'

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The thought of Frodo, Bilbo, Bubo, and the rest being chased around the Mountains of Mordor by large flightless (extinct) sea birds was one of the the funniest things in the book.
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Old 11th Apr 2006, 9:20   #2
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Besides which, I think both Tolkien and Jackson gave some of the orcs a bit of a personality - not a nice one, but a personality.

Can't think of any of my own, but happened on this item:

found under a section called "Results Delivered," where it is noted the (West Ottawa) province made good on funding for 95 police officers -- "to make our street safer."

Oh, and I remember a sign outside a restaurant in Crete:
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Old 11th Apr 2006, 9:36   #3
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This isn't a misprint, just deserving of inclusion in some journalistic folly memorial. Belfast City Council sends its residents a pisspoor newsletter every quarter or so. My favourite piece from the latest issue was this:

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Eating Out in Belfast

It has never been safer to eat out in Belfast. Of the 2,800 food premises in the city, fewer than 1% are now classified as high risk. For more information on food safety, call 028 9027 0438.
More information? How about naming the 1%? I fancy some extreme food sports.
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I walked past a Thai restaurant last night and noticed that it ‘Fully Licences Air Conditioning’, methinks there's a missing comma in there as well as that d/s switch, although I'm gad they support air conditioning!
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I know it doesn't really count but I was highly entertained by the pupils in last night's That'll Teach Them struggling to spell 'bachelor' and 'subtler'. Shocking.
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So Piss Off, Superman



Dress code for a French Golf Clubhouse. (They meant "swimming costumes and caps forbidden")
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So it's nude golfing and swimming?
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There goes my great plan to do a golfing tour of France dressed as Wonder Woman
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And another - NO PICNIC



Sign outside a restaurant which is half way up an Alp. I take it they are referring to the difficulty of getting there!

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Seen at Mansfield Town Football Club - an advertisement from the local authority asking 'have you got the balls to work in childcare?'

Also recently on the door to the Ladies' loo in a pub in Lincoln - 'Out of Order. We apologise for the inconvenience'.

Not really typos or misprints, but worthy of a titter.
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