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Thread: What's the worst typo you have ever made, received or come across?

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    What's the worst typo you have ever made, received or come across?

    For my part, I received this email from my local authority yesterday:

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    Re: What's the worst typo you have ever made, received or come across?

    at fist I thought the typo was about scratch cards, but then I read the rest....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Feedback View Post
    at fist I thought the typo was about scratch cards, but then I read the rest....

    At fist?

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    Re: What's the worst typo you have ever made, received or come across?

    When teaching, I used to have responsibility for Work Experience. Trouble was, my handwriting was never too neat, so "work" didnt look like "work" when written on a board in front of a class of students.

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    Re: What's the worst typo you have ever made, received or come across?

    Quote Originally Posted by IanD View Post
    When teaching, I used to have responsibility for Work Experience. Trouble was, my handwriting was never too neat, so "work" didnt look like "work" when written on a board in front of a class of students.
    A bit like the "Clank's" shoes logo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    At fist?

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    My ex once sent me a message asking to meet for a drink but called me James, my name isn't James.

    Back then she wasn't used to predictive sext.

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    I once presented my rather prim female boss with a letter for her signature which referred to a pubic convenience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trigger View Post
    My ex once sent me a message asking to meet for a drink but called me James, my name isn't James.

    Back then she wasn't used to predictive sext.
    Presumably she's now with James?

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    When I worked on the paper there was a photo of a chap ringing church bells with 2 kids. His name was Tony Fuller but unfortunately it was captioned Tiny Fukker

    https://images.app.goo.gl/coHfXzMUdeebTwH87

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    Re: What's the worst typo you have ever made, received or come across?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    A bit like the "Clank's" shoes logo.
    Yep. "Worker" tended to raise a titter when handwritten on a board, too.

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    I was reading a local paper back int he 1970s, the Pontypridd Observer. Halfway through an article in a thin column was the line ';who pissed in the chips' ! It just appeared in the middle this article. Obviously one of the typesetters was having a laugh.

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    I was once given this copy of Song of the Jolly Roger, obviously produced on someone's computer. It should read 'a ship from Spain'.....

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    When I was in college a group of students from the class were asked to write an assignment, on the subject social care in the community, and discuss the differing views of each of us I interviewed one of the students, a lovely woman named Melanie, who was VERY well endowed on top and with which she was very conscious of. I typed up my 2000 word part of the assignment and carried out a spell check, then submitted it. Although I had spelt it correctly, every mention of the student's name had been changed to Melons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fingers View Post
    When I was in college a group of students from the class were asked to write an assignment, on the subject social care in the community, and discuss the differing views of each of us I interviewed one of the students, a lovely woman named Melanie, who was VERY well endowed on top and with which she was very conscious of. I typed up my 2000 word part of the assignment and carried out a spell check, then submitted it. Although I had spelt it correctly, every mention of the student's name had been changed to Melons.
    Did you ever get to squeeze them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    For my part, I received this email from my local authority yesterday:

    Screenshot_20210112_102601.jpg
    Hahaha brilliant

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    I wrote a salesy business email fairly recently to Venice-Simplon Orient Express and referred to them as Venice Simpleton Orient Express. They didn't write back.

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    In my working days a lot of data input was farmed out abroad. A company director phoned up to ensure me that he lived in Kent and not K*nt.
    Last edited by Malckent; 13-01-21 at 14:04. Reason: Missed out a word

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    For my part, I received this email from my local authority yesterday:

    Screenshot_20210112_102601.jpg

    Though I admit it took me a while to spot it.

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    Shift Engineer
    spelt wrong, on a CV
    must've been underselling himself as was quite a good engineer

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    When working to find new electronic component suppliers in Asia, I once met with a guy from a company named "Fuk Hing Resistors";. No typo. I kept the business card for years afterwards!

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    I had delicious "Chicken with Herpes" in a restaurant in Aswan in Egypt once.


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    A lady I once worked with sent a letter to one of our customers at Virginia Water. We always kept a copy on file and she was devastated to see she had typed Vagina Water. By then the letter had already been posted.

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    My missus told me that she once had a message from the receptionist saying that the head of the Welsh sandwich board had arrived for their meeting. He was in fact Head of the Welsh Language Board, and went ballistic. I suppose I should have put this message on in Welsh too but I can’t!!!

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    I regularly receive emails meant for Alan & Colin which have spell checked to Anal & Colon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Dwr View Post
    When working to find new electronic component suppliers in Asia, I once met with a guy from a company named "Fuk Hing Resistors";. No typo. I kept the business card for years afterwards!
    There were a couple of Chinese restaurants in Manchester when i briefly worked there in the 70s.
    No typos, they were the Wan King and Fu King.

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    Re: What's the worst typo you have ever made, received or come across?

    I had a student who’s name was Phu Cu Son

    Made me laugh out loud and was even more funny because the local admin staff couldn’t understand why I thought it was so funny

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    Seen ‘pubic affairs’ crop up a couple times.

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    I asked a good friend to proof check a local history book I wrote. I included him in the credits.

    It was only after I had sent out hundreds of books that someone pointed out that I had written "...and grateful thanks to Alan ........... for poof-reading the m****cript'

    Another typo that appear in a newspaper hangs round my neck like an albatross. I lived in the Midlands for ten years and handled the press releases every quarter for a big organisation. I was also a keen cyclist and on the day of publication, I rode round Salop picking up the newspapers to collect the releases that made it into print. I digress. One write-up followed a particularly important event. Instead of writing that it was a 'milestone in company history', the West Midlands was informed of the company's 'millstone'.
    Last edited by Cyclops; 13-01-21 at 23:39. Reason: 'M****cript' was edited

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    ^^^^^^^That's the first time I've seen any censorship on this forum!
    Twice!!!

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