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You may or may not have seen my post at Punctuality Rules Tuesday, about a book I recently bought that had the actual TITLE misspelled on the spine of the book. A glaring typographical error that really (really!) should have been caught. So, using that as a springboard, today’s question: What’s the worst typographical error you’ve ever found in (or on) a book?
Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

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47 responses

  1. Hi everyone! Mine’s up! :)

    Happy BTT!

  2. Hello. Mine’s up. I did a two for one post today :) Happy Thursday!

  3. A subject dear to my heart! My answer – typo-free – is here.

  4. [...] This week’s meme: You may or may not have seen my post at Punctuality Rules Tuesday, about a book I recently bought that had the actual TITLE misspelled on the spine of the book. A glaring typographical error that really (really!) should have been caught. So, using that as a springboard, today’s question: What’s the worst typographical error you’ve ever found in (or on) a book? [...]

  5. Hope my post does not contain any typos :D

    Booking through Typos!

  6. Mine’s up here. Happy Thursday everyone!

  7. I’m a bit late this morning, but better late than never. Here ya go!

  8. http://xinef.livejournal.com/158706.html

    Can’t think of any specific examples, but I frequently find typos – spelling mistakes, wrong word chosen, wrong punctuation, etc. in books that I read. I find this distracting and annoying, but unless the mistakes are really frequent, doesn’t usually detract from my enjoyment of the book.

  9. I missed last week but answered both BTT’s
    here
    .

  10. Happy Booking Through Thursday (hi Deb!) Sorry a little late…but

    Here Mine!

  11. I haven’t seen anything as bad as “Leanred”. My answer is up.

  12. Boy that’s some glaring error! Mine is up!

  13. Of course, the original question is mine, so there’s that example, but how about this one?

  14. Too lazy to make a blog right now, so I’ll just mention mine here. The back cover of my paperback copy of Sharon Penman’s Falls the Shadow describes the book as “a tail of pageantry and grandeur that is as unforgettable as it is real.” Ouch!

  15. This is a familiar topic to me. A few links for you to follow within the post. Have fun with them!

    http://westofmars.blogspot.com/2007_10_01_archive.html#2658356708334209865

  16. I should also tell you all about the poor fellow in Chicago, keen to demonstrate his love for his hometown, who left a tattoo parlour only to discover they’d written ‘CHI TWON’ on him (Chi Town, for those who live elsewhere, is an affectionate moniker for Chicago). I read about this in the Chicago Tribune last March. th errport went on to say the man was suing the tattoo Parlour for damages because of the humiliation and public ridicule this stuff-up had subjected him to!

  17. Forgive my typo (above). My fingers are too fast for my keyboard. (Oh yeah! Tell us another one!) My last sentence should read: The report went on to say …

  18. I didn’t post this anywhere, but the worst I’ve noticed was the “ancestor” thing in some of the original printings of Chamber of Secrets. Instead of saying that Tom Riddle was the last living descendant of Salazar Slytherin, Dumbledore said he was the last remaining ancestor. whoops.

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