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Ridiculous Typos & Piss-Poor Proof-Reading

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It's worse than you think. The plan said they should erect a POST there.
Reminds me of a road sign in Wellow, near Bath, warning of a 40 per cent climb - turned out the sign was ordered over the phone and it should have read 14% (steep, but not that steep!). It's only about 70-80 metres long at a guess so I can manage it; 500 metres at that gradient and I may be walking...
 

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To be fair, there are probably some people that were disappointed for different reasons....
 

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Sorry but 'waxing gibbons'?

Lyrid meteor shower: Skywatchers set for sunrise or sunset view on Thursday.
...the Moon will be bright in the sky because it is at a waxing gibbons phase, "so conditions won't be very favourable".


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56837002
 

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And the moon is riddled with 'em.
 

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I guess soon it'll be waning gibbons. Or even Raining Gibbons.
 

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And as we know, the inventor of spell checkers died recently - his funfair is next monkey.
The man who invented the first spell checker is still alive.
 

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Manchester Evening News website calls former racing cyclist Chris Boardman a 'former racist cyclist', which he took with his usual good grace and spawned several Father Ted, 'You're a racist now, Chris' memes.

 

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He was quackers though
 

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After seeing that terrible joke he'll be turning in his gravy
 

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Like a lot of these, I suspect we're seeing the dread curse of the spellchecker, which "corrects" sentences in the way Grady corrected his family in The Shining.
When I worked on a cycling magazine I sent requests for a Cannonade bike (rather than a Cannondale) and Mum-Off cleaning kit rather than Muc-Off (which this website tried to change to Mud-Off!), among others...

I always checked the body copy of emails for spellchecker-induced errors but sometimes forgot to change the subject. Bah!
 
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