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What Difference One Letter Makes: Food Editor Makes Hilarious Twitter Typo

Posted 01.10.2013 | Home

Respected foodie Matthew Fort, the Guardian's Food and Drink editor, elicited a few chuckles from social media users on Wednesday after falling victim...

WATCH: Man's Marriage Proposal Has An Embarrassing Typo

Posted 12.12.2012 | Weddings

This guy could really have used spell-check. Last month, Loren Lentz of Washington decided to propose to his girlfriend, Jody Schaeffer, by using h...

Can You Spot This Massive Ballot Fail?

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

Errors by election officials are continuing to pop up across the country, with the latest example coming from Washington state, where ballots were pri...

LOOK: High School Makes Very Embarrassing Typo

Posted 09.13.2012 | Education

There's no "i" in "team," but there's definitely an "l" in "public." Ryan Petzar, a sports producer at Philly.com, tweeted a picture of a sign that...

Mitt Romney Will Protect WHAT?!

Posted 05.10.2012 | Comedy

Mitt Romney may be pro-guns, but an egregious error on his campaign website indicates that he's anti-copyediting. First noticed by Facebook user Ha...

The Mobile Signature: 'Please excsue typoo's'

Sean X | Posted 07.09.2012 | Technology
Sean X

I am a communication purist, in that I believe the most important aspect of communication is understanding by the recipient, not precision in its delivery. However, you must ask yourself. How does a signature line serve me? It too is to provide communication. So be careful.

Unfortunate Text Placement

Posted 07.07.2012 | Comedy

With Summer fast approaching, it makes sense that a newspaper would want to print a feature on finding that perfect bikini, but the Pittsburgh Tribune...

Big Bank Sued Over Multimillion Dollar Typo

Posted 04.03.2012 | Business

Let this be a lesson in the importance of proofreading. One trader, Kai Herbert, is suing JPMorgan Chase for nearly $1 million after a typo on his...

School Officials Apologize For 'KKK Chicken Tenders' On School Lunch Menu

Posted 02.29.2012 | Education

METHUEN, Mass. — School officials in a Massachusetts town are apologizing for sending home a lunch menu that listed KKK Chicken Tenders as an option...

PICTURE: Grammar Is Important

Posted 02.28.2012 | Comedy

We've all been there: You come up with a joke and think to yourself, "This would be a great Facebook status!" So you type it in, post it for your ...

"E" Stands for "Errors"

Karen Dionne | Posted 12.21.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

Authors who have massaged their book to perfection during the editorial and page proof stage may be dismayed to learn that the electronic version readers are purchasing and reading frequently represents an earlier effort.

Worst Book Typos Of All Time

Madeleine Crum | Posted 11.28.2011 | Books

As non sequitur veteran Demitri Martin cheekily writes in “This Is A Book,” “a typo can charge the meaning of everything.” Susan Andersen ...

PICTURE: Gaddafi's WHAT?

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 11.08.2011 | Comedy

Someone at The Washington Post's Express Magazine World section was probably blushing yesterday, because a headline intended to innocently convey the ...

PICTURE: How NOT To Get A Second Date

Posted 10.28.2011 | Comedy

A great first date is awesome. You get home, tummy full of happy butterflies, while birds chirp merrily around your head and you think to yourself, "H...

PHOTO: School Play Costume FAIL

Posted 07.24.2011 | Comedy

Is it us, or did things just get PG-13 at this elementary school play? Redditor thebeefytaco writes: "I was looking at old pictures of my brother'...

PHOTO: This Guy's A Veteran Of WHICH World War?

Posted 06.27.2011 | Comedy

The year is 2345. The man: Don Krasin. Having just saved the planet from certain destruction by diffusing World War 11, he decides to hop in his time ...

Best Typo Ever?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here are two images that will give Rupert Murdoch and Robert Thomson a good laugh: after Thursday evening's New York Times party welcoming new T Magaz...

'The Great Typo Hunt'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson traveled across the U.S. for two and a half months to find and correct typos in public signage. Deck and Herson tell...

'The Great Typo Hunt': The Irresistible Allure Of Bad Spelling

Salon | Laura Wagner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In November of 2007, Jeff Deck encountered a sign that would change his life. He had just returned from his five-year college reunion at Dartmouth Col...