Ridiculous Typos & Piss-Poor Proof-Reading

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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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Bit of family trivia, during the war my cousin had a cat called Wavell because her father was serving under him at the time.
Why did Wavell have a tom cat in his unit?
 

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bwahahahahaha!

Irrelevant fact: I was at school with Sally nNattrass, the woman on the right :)
 

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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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For ever, instead of forever
That's correct.

For ever (adv): for all time. He told me that he'd love me for ever.
Forever (adv): continually. He's forever telling me lies.
Forever (noun): all of time. He claimed that forever was longer than he first thought.
 

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Cheers. Can't remember when I last bought any [meths].
Me neither - *hic* - though there are lots of other things l can’t remember, like what day it was when l shat myself.

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That's correct.

For ever (adv): for all time. He told me that he's love me for ever.
Forever (adv): continually. He's forever telling me lies.
Forever (noun): all of time. He claimed that forever was longer than he first thought.
Aww, that reads like a sad short story.

(Also it's 'he'd' not 'he's' in the first line.)
 
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