Ridiculous Typos & Piss-Poor Proof-Reading

Yithian

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Again, not quite a typo or a proof-reading error, but this pithy description of a second hand book gives an odd impression:

Condition: Good​
“Long gift inscription. 242 pages”

That certainly is a long gift inscription.
 

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As we know, a bloke was sent down for posting sick jokes about a murdered child on his Facebook feed. Showing this picture is probably not grounds for porridge but you never know.

The shop is The Works. We have a branch in town.
There was a similar faux pas incident a few years back when staff somewhere put a book about Josef Fritzl on a shelf reserved for Father's day gifts ..

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There was a similar faux pas incident a few years back when staff somewhere put a book about Josef Fritzl on a shelf reserved for Father's day gifts ..
I'm sure there was someone who worked in a bookshop who was sacked for taking all the copies of Lance Armstrong's autobiography off the Biography shelf and moving into Fiction, after LA had been alleged to have been involved in doping...
 
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