Embarrassing cook-book misprint costs Australian publishers dear

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  1. zinc

    zinc Member

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    Whoops. :doh:

    BBC News - Cook-book misprint costs Australian publishers dear
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8627335.stm
     
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  3. Mr. E

    Mr. E New Member

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    Can't you just hear Emily Littella from the old Saturday Night Live in the 70s? "Oh. That's not the same thing at all. Nevermind."
     
  4. BOZGAL

    BOZGAL New Member

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    What an error to miss.
    But I collect cook books and I bet a copy of that one will be worth a pretty penny someday. :laugh:


    jmho
     
  5. angelmom

    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    Wow. That is embarrassing!

    What do you want to bet it was a spell check issue and someone clicked the wrong thing!!!

    Almost any other typo they could let go, but this one is bad.
     
  6. Boyz_Mum

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    OMG, I loved her! Gilda and Emily! I can totally see what you're saying.

    What a terrible mistake. In the day of 'politically correctness', I can't imagine everyone's expressions when they realized the mistake. :blushing:
     
  7. LCoastMom

    LCoastMom JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE MARIE - STILL WAITING

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    While I agree with him in principle:

    I have always thought an air of humility rather than defensiveness or superiority goes a long way when one issues an apology. But then he didn't apologize; did he?
     
  8. angelmom

    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    Well, the quote was taken quite out of context. What he said was forgivable was that the proofreader missed it on one page while it was spelled correctly on every other page.


    "When it comes to the proof-reader, of course they should have picked it up, but proof-reading a cookbook is an extremely difficult task. I find that quite forgivable," Mr Sessions said.


    I didn't see where he apologized either, but for one thing, the paper might just not have included it. There are several places where they wrote their own sentence and just quoted one or two words. Judging from some of their other links, they shouldn't be pointing fingers at anyone else's proofreading abilities!

    Also, who is he supposed to apologize to? It was a typo, an obvious one, and he is appropriately "mortified."
     
  9. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    Personally I prefer crushed Asians. Like crabs and lobsters. :dance:

    I'm guessing the typo was Peoper and it was auto corrected to people. Just a guess.
     
  10. Lyn1001

    Lyn1001 In constant need of a nap

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    I've had my work spell check subsitute some pretty crazy stuff. I swear whoever made the spell check had a mind that lived in the gutter!! (for example, a misspelling of redirection came up Red Erection)
     
  11. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    :floorlaugh:

    Hopefully there aren't any Native Americans in your office. :eek:
     
  12. Lyn1001

    Lyn1001 In constant need of a nap

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    Lol, not that I'm aware of. I told my boss my report would have been done sooner if spell check wasn't trying to turn it into an adult novel!
     

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