Ridiculous Typos & Piss-Poor Proof-Reading

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In danger of going off thread but I looked up another famous bible - the Breeches Bible - (1579): Genesis Chapter III Verse 7 reads: "Then the eies of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked, and they sewed figge tree leaves together, and made themselves breeches." In the King James Version of 1611, "breeches" was changed to "aprons" "
Then found the headline:

Geneva Breeches Bible - worth £3,000 - STOLEN and replaced with 99p copy

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/stolen-geneva-breeches-bible-3000-2879813
 

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I'm not sure this is a case of proof-reading as opposed to logic-checking, but I've just been reminded of a classic Daily Star error.

The article was subsequently re-written to promote the purchase as a good investment, but the author of the original seemed to believe that a five-inch naval gun was literally five inches long. Or, as they memorably had it, 'the length of a toothbrush'.

I'm no expert on firearms, but the five-inch refers to the bore of the weapon (so the internal diameter of its barrel), not its length.

And before you excuse the writer, imagine if it did refer to weapon length. And then imagine mounting that on a naval vessel.

Would that not start alarm bells ringing?

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I'm not sure this is a case of proof-reading as opposed to logic-checking, but I've just been reminded of a classic Daily Star error.

The article was subsequently re-written to promote the purchase as a good investment, but the author of the original seemed to believe that a five-inch naval gun was literally five inches long. Or, as they memorably had it, 'the length of a toothbrush'.

I'm no expert on firearms, but the five-inch refers to the bore of the weapon (so the internal diameter of its barrel), not its length.

And before you excuse the writer, imagine if it did refer to weapon length. And then imagine mounting that on a naval vessel.

Would that not start alarm bells ringing?

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That would make it a one caliber gun ! The length of a gun barrel is measured in how many times the internal diameter of the gun is long, so a 5 inch gun of 40 calibers would be 40 x 5 inch's long .
 

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I'm not sure this is a case of proof-reading as opposed to logic-checking, but I've just been reminded of a classic Daily Star error.

The article was subsequently re-written to promote the purchase as a good investment, but the author of the original seemed to believe that a five-inch naval gun was literally five inches long. Or, as they memorably had it, 'the length of a toothbrush'.

I'm no expert on firearms, but the five-inch refers to the bore of the weapon (so the internal diameter of its barrel), not its length.

And before you excuse the writer, imagine if it did refer to weapon length. And then imagine mounting that on a naval vessel.

Would that not start alarm bells ringing?

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I hope 'Margi Murphy' has never found work as a journalist again. What a howler.
 

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As they say in the Country Club..

the greater the caliber the bigger the bore.
As they say in the Country Club ..

Are you here to see anyone in particular? I'm sorry but this is private land
 

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I'm not sure this is a case of proof-reading as opposed to logic-checking, but I've just been reminded of a classic Daily Star error.

The article was subsequently re-written to promote the purchase as a good investment, but the author of the original seemed to believe that a five-inch naval gun was literally five inches long. Or, as they memorably had it, 'the length of a toothbrush'.

I'm no expert on firearms, but the five-inch refers to the bore of the weapon (so the internal diameter of its barrel), not its length.

And before you excuse the writer, imagine if it did refer to weapon length. And then imagine mounting that on a naval vessel.

Would that not start alarm bells ringing?

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If a weapon the size of a toothbrush can still sink a ship, it should be considered a revolutionary step forwards in naval gun design.
 

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Recalling the long-ago advertising campaign for Smirnoff vodka: "I thought [ various naive / un-hip / milk-and-water things ] till I discovered Smirnoff"; and the assorted off-colour humorous parodies of it which people came up with. One such was, "I thought 'clap' meant applause, till I discovered Smirnoff."
 

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Risking to make a fool of myself ... I think clap is syphilis or gonorrhea.
Wow, does nobody use the term "a case of the clap" as a colorful euphemism for venereal disease anymore? I guess I'd better learn y'all:
Venereal Disease Slang.
(Even I didn't know "crotch crickets", and that's memorable.)
 

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Wow, does nobody use the term "a case of the clap" as a colorful euphemism for venereal disease anymore?
I would expect it to be "dose of the clap". But who knows what these hip young things call it these days, them and their popular beat combos...
 

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