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Old 14th Jan 2009, 15:19   #21
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Default Re: Favourite Typos and Misprints

I can't remember the word in question -- let's use "potato" -- but in my copy of Peter Straub's The Hellfire Club includes this curious alternate spelling: "potXXXato".
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 4:46   #22
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Almost finished reading 2666, and it's such a solemn thing, well, except for page 305...

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He could see hills on the horizon. The hills were dark yellow and black. Past the hills, he guessed, was the dessert.
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Almost finished reading 2666, and it's such a solemn thing, well, except for page 305...
Maybe he's just hungry!
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I liked this one this morning, with advice for what to do if you're stranded in snow in your car.

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Wait with your car to be rescued, and call for help. Only get out if you're absolutely certain there's somewhere you can seek refuse.
Presumably because there may be a thrown-away sandwich or something in that rubbish bag?
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Default 'Time to Kill' by Brian Freemantle

One of a few errors found in 'Time to Kill' by Brian Freemantle (2007):
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"For you I'd recommend a Walther TPH. It's a seven round weapon, .25 calibre, remarkably accurate for up to 100 yards and light as a feather at three kilograms."
Does a 3kg (6.6 lbs) handgun sound lightweight to you?

Maybe the editor doesn't understand metric.

Note: The Walther TPH weighs 326 grams (11.5 ounces).
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