Thursday, October 18, 2007


Booking Through Thursday

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?

Remember when I pointed out this mistake?


  1. Anonymous8:58 AM

    Thanks for pointing that out. You can repost that here.


  2. Anonymous10:23 AM

    Hehe! That's a good one. My favorite errors are those that create unintentionally funny meanings or images in one's mind.

  3. I can't think of specific errors in books at the moment. Perhaps it's because all available brain space has been taken up by the billboard near my house that advertises a "$4.95 all-you-can-eat Seafood Buffey."

    Funny how typing a comment about errors makes one very cautious about making an error.

  4. Anonymous4:11 PM

    I can't think of any specifics, probably because they have only been annoying, not glaring like the book jacket, which gave me a hardy laugh, or the one you found not that long ago.

  5. The church near our old house kept this one up for years:

    Have you ? forgotten me

    And I have relatives who like to put quotation marks around names and totally random words:

    Dear "Susan,"

    Today we took the cat to the "vet" to be wormed.

  6. Numerous ones in paperbacks, obviously proof-read by spell-check programs only. Two for to or too, that sort of flub.


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