Who among us has seen some really jaw-dropping typos?
I don’t mean from people on here, or in a chat room, or even in e-mails. I mean in promotions, books, magazines, any kind of printed media. With printed media, the manuscript is almost always examined by several people (author, managing editor, editor, copy editor, and a few proofreaders). And even so, on occasion I’ll see a major snafu, one that should have been caught.
(In case you’re wondering - yes, I am a copy editor!)
I’ll give you an example. Last year I saw an article in TV Guide that mentioned “flour” - only they were discussing “flowers.” Pretty bad!
And one of my grammar reference books contains this sentence:
“To lose weight, you must forgo deserts.”
(Somehow, I think I could refrain from visiting the Sahara and STILL gain weight! I bet they meant “desserts.”)
Anyone have others?