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Talk about your unfortunate typos ...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Steak Snabler, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    An Iowa college's school handbook contains a calendar entry for a "Black History Linch and Learn" on Feb. 16 ...


    Not as funny/unfortunate as James Earl Jones getting an award enscribed to "James Earl Ray," but still ...
  2. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

    Had a guy at a former shop talk about a school for the deaf, and called it school for the death throughout the story.
    Must have used the word at least 10 times.

  3. buckner86

    buckner86 New Member

    Had the word "tits," where it was supposed to say "its" in the first sentence of a story. Luckily, it was just a re-write of a press release and wasn't accompanied by my byline. The ME called me in the next day, and didn't know what to say - I think he thought it was funny.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Worked with a guy who once spelled "Shiite" with one "i"
    of course, I'm also the guy who spelled "shot" with an "i"
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    You know, the O and I keys are right next to each other. I'm surprised that second typo doesn't get into print more than it does.
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I used to have a mental typo where I would type "redshit" freshman every time, though I always caught it and changed it immediately ...
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I have an automatic word change in MS word that red flags "shit"
    And if you ever miss a letter in "county" you're going to need to bring a box to work the next day to carry your belongings.
  8. huntsie

    huntsie Active Member

    Yeah, we had a guy who reported that the goalie stopped 47 shits one night.
    And a coach who was quoted as saying his goalie is better the more shits he faces.
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    What's wrong with calling it Orange County Orange Couny?
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    it was actually Orange Count
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of an infamous ad I once saw for "Sesame Street on Ice."

    Come see "Big Bird," "Cookie Monster" and "The Count"! (only they forgot the "o" in Count) ...
  12. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    On a jump head at my last place of employment:
    "No. 1 ranking shits Sachems"

    instead of "suits"
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