A Quick Comical Irony

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  1. Benjimester profile image93
    Benjimesterposted 7 years ago

    I'm reading a book right now on tips to writing better content and the book is absolutely filled with typos.  It would make me chuckle if it wasn't so sad.  Gotta love life's little ironies smile

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image62
      Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL! lol

      BTW, is this an eBook or a printed one?

      1. Benjimester profile image93
        Benjimesterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It's printed.  I payed $17.99 for this disaster.  I'm finding an average of 1 typo every 10 pages.  It's almost unreal, like it's planned and at the end of the book he's gonna come out and say, "See what happens when you have bad content, how crazy it drives you."  Now that truly would be genius.

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      Rhysjcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ah, this is genuis big_smile

    3. Lisa HW profile image68
      Lisa HWposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Kind of like all the articles on how to make money - written by people who aren't making any money.  lol

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      sandra rinckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nice!

      1. Benjimester profile image93
        Benjimesterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Sandra!  I haven't seen you in a long time.  I hope you're well.

    5. saleheensblog profile image60
      saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol

  2. SandyMcCollum profile image76
    SandyMcCollumposted 7 years ago

    You know, I've noticed it more and more recently. It's like editors just don't do as good a job, or maybe they're hiring more people with less credentials? I don't know, but my home town news station is a weekly laugh because of typos in that little thing that runs along the bottom of the scren.

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      Rhysjcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Aren't they called closed captions?

      1. mrfluffy profile image59
        mrfluffyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        The national press is no better the Daily Mail is famous for its typos

    2. miss_jkim profile image81
      miss_jkimposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Our local news paper is an editor's nightmare! It would make for good exercise to have the local high school English class correct all the errors. LOL

      I must admit that I have a proofer that reads all my hubs before I publish them. Most of the time she does a good job, but I have gone back and looked at some of them and cringed. Can we ever find ALL the mistakes?

      But to actually publish a book that has typos in it is unfathomable.

  3. timorous profile image83
    timorousposted 7 years ago

    Accurate proof-reading is becoming a lost art.  People are in too much of a hurry to get things done and move on to the next thing.

    Sometimes it's a case of seeing what you expect to see..you keep ignoring the same typo again and again, until someone else finds it.

    Also, certain types of people are better at carefully sifting through details and finding fault, than others.  It takes a clear head, and a keen eye to catch everything.  Having an excellent command of the language and its' grammar and punctuation is a must.

    [I hope there aren't any typos in this post] roll lol

 
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