10 Funniest Typos (updated!)

Every now and then, in my job as a proofreader, I come across a typo that makes me laugh out loud or elicits a ‘Whhhhaaaaaat?!’ – when the author accidentally writes something that ends up having a…

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  1. rod – Edinburgh – My name is Rod Hart. I live in Edinburgh. I read a lot and write. Two novels have appeared so far. To keep my brain turning over, I am also learning Swedish.
    rod on said:

    I found this post in Julia’s WordPress blog – painfully entertaining.
    Thanks to Julia.

  2. roughseasinthemed – I write about my life as an English person living in Spain and Gibraltar, on Roughseas, subjects range from politics and current developments in Gib to book reviews, cooking and getting on with life. My views and thoughts on a variety of topics - depending on my mood of the day - can be found over on Clouds. A few pix are over on Everypic - although it is not a photoblog. And of course my dog had his own blog, but most of you knew that anyway. Pippadogblog etc
    roughseasinthemed on said:

    Dessert/desert is the only one I have come across there. But … there are others … 😀

    To be serious, dessert/desert is very common. What’s difficult about something to eat and a mouthful of sand? One S I guess.

    • rod – Edinburgh – My name is Rod Hart. I live in Edinburgh. I read a lot and write. Two novels have appeared so far. To keep my brain turning over, I am also learning Swedish.
      rod on said:

      I assume the problem is that spell checkers don’t draw attention to a genuine word, even if it’s the wrong one.

      • roughseasinthemed – I write about my life as an English person living in Spain and Gibraltar, on Roughseas, subjects range from politics and current developments in Gib to book reviews, cooking and getting on with life. My views and thoughts on a variety of topics - depending on my mood of the day - can be found over on Clouds. A few pix are over on Everypic - although it is not a photoblog. And of course my dog had his own blog, but most of you knew that anyway. Pippadogblog etc
        roughseasinthemed on said:

        Yeah. Suppose so. I tend to forget that as I never use them. Old habits die hard, or in my case, not at all.

  3. gerard oosterman – australia – Artist, blogger and writer of hundreds of thousands of words with bad grammar and out of syntax as an extra bonus. All in a certain order. I came to Australia from Holland with my parents in 1956 and have looked back ever since. Here are some of my verbal doodling and reminiscences.
    gerard oosterman on said:

    I often read those sorts of typos when going through my own books. Tell us is the plural of roof, roofs, roves or rooves?

    • roughseasinthemed – I write about my life as an English person living in Spain and Gibraltar, on Roughseas, subjects range from politics and current developments in Gib to book reviews, cooking and getting on with life. My views and thoughts on a variety of topics - depending on my mood of the day - can be found over on Clouds. A few pix are over on Everypic - although it is not a photoblog. And of course my dog had his own blog, but most of you knew that anyway. Pippadogblog etc
      roughseasinthemed on said:

      Roofs or rooves, like horses’ hooves. Or hoofs(?)

  4. rod – Edinburgh – My name is Rod Hart. I live in Edinburgh. I read a lot and write. Two novels have appeared so far. To keep my brain turning over, I am also learning Swedish.
    rod on said:

    I had always thought the plural was ‘roofs’, but I’ve been wrong before and I’ll be wrong again.

    • roughseasinthemed – I write about my life as an English person living in Spain and Gibraltar, on Roughseas, subjects range from politics and current developments in Gib to book reviews, cooking and getting on with life. My views and thoughts on a variety of topics - depending on my mood of the day - can be found over on Clouds. A few pix are over on Everypic - although it is not a photoblog. And of course my dog had his own blog, but most of you knew that anyway. Pippadogblog etc
      roughseasinthemed on said:

      Er … you aren’t wrong, but it’s actually alternative. I use rooves which is regarded as slightly archaic these days which suits me. I think I used rooves on my blog post yesterday.

      • rod – Edinburgh – My name is Rod Hart. I live in Edinburgh. I read a lot and write. Two novels have appeared so far. To keep my brain turning over, I am also learning Swedish.
        rod on said:

        You did.

  5. rod – Edinburgh – My name is Rod Hart. I live in Edinburgh. I read a lot and write. Two novels have appeared so far. To keep my brain turning over, I am also learning Swedish.
    rod on said:

    This one is all down to Julia. I liked it a lot.

  6. Jacqui Murray – Laguna Hills, CA. – Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, an Amazon Vine Voice, and a columnist for NEA Today. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Laws of Nature Fall 2021. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning
    Jacqui Murray on said:

    Pretty funny–like those crazy signs we-all see at times. I liked ‘it’s a bad wrap’. I could make that mistake and hopefully my editor would catch it!

  7. rod – Edinburgh – My name is Rod Hart. I live in Edinburgh. I read a lot and write. Two novels have appeared so far. To keep my brain turning over, I am also learning Swedish.
    rod on said:

    I liked several, including ‘Dough-eyed’ – from a romance set in a baker’s shop?

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