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 Post subject: Re: Amusing Typos
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:01 pm 
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From a review, but in a similar vain than my pervious one:

"yet another example of the idea, often muted, that not everyone was meant to be a writer"

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 Post subject: Re: Amusing Typos
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:29 pm 
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"yet another example of the idea, often muted, that not everyone was meant to be a writer"


Salient but deadly?
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 Post subject: Re: Amusing Typos
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:35 am 
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:lol: =D>

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Pete wrote:
Just got this in an email from a writer trying to interest me in his product:-

>>about a black ops special agent, who is sent into a hostel zone to take out the bad guys!



Clearly they were meant to take out the "bed" guys!

PS this thread is strangely compelling.... I checked the most recent page first, as is my wont, and I find myself unable to resist clicking on "previous" when I get to the bottom of the page, and so I am reading this thread backwards... which is curiously appropriate for the subject... =P~

PPS the "salient" pun above from Tony is the most abstractified and clever pun I've ever seen! Quite brilliant really, as I was struggling to understand what was wrong with the sentence until Tony's pun brought it clear. A useful pun! I feel this deserves a monument, a celebratory sculpture.... perhaps a small one.... a very very tiny one... a very very tiny Tony! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Amusing Typos
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:13 am 
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As it happens, I followed a link from page 5 to a news site with a story about mistranslated signs, and with one thing leading to another I wound up on a page about the oldest surviving clove tree. The narrator has driven up the mountain in Indonesia, stopped for directions:


"With great difficulty, and reeking brake pads, we turn round and drive back down the volcano."

I am just assuming he meant "shrieking".... do brake pads reek? Ever? Surely not from just turning around on a narrow mountain road?

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Ever wondered what 'alot' really means?

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2 ... thing.html

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Oh wow! Thanx for showing me to this blog! I just read the one on the dog... and all the comments after, I was so melted with the wonderful accuracy of the comix drawings, and the voice of the writer.... wonderful! I have bookmarked this site... a new chapter begins in my online life!

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Syd Foster wrote:
..I am reading this thread backwards... which is curiously appropriate for the subject... =P~

PPS the "salient" pun above from Tony is the most abstractified and clever pun I've ever seen! Quite brilliant really, as I was struggling to understand what was wrong with the sentence until Tony's pun brought it clear. A useful pun! I feel this deserves a monument, a celebratory sculpture.... perhaps a small one.... a very very tiny one... a very very tiny Tony! :D


Aw shucks…
Thanks from the incredible shrugging man.
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Keep reading things backwards, Syd.
There might be more hidden messages to be discovered!
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 Post subject: Re: Amusing Typos
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A review of a superhero RPG tells how "you meter out justice".

Makes sense - you wouldn't want too much justice!

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Keep reading things backwards, Syd.
There might be more hidden messages to be discovered!
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Haha! Curiously apposite to a post I made elsewhere earlier today: I've been spending quite a bit of time recently on the James Randi Educational Foundation website... they have a huge forum that's really cooking! Some really intelligent and educated people discussing some deep things... and dealing with the shallow nonsense that paranormalist trolls bring in ....

in one such thread titled "Does Satan rule the internet" started by a xtian troll, the jokes are flying.... along with some serious responses to try to address the op, for the benefit of lurkers (the direct "no" was first, then also several salient (there's that word!) responses along the lines of "what do you mean by satan?" etc).... but the guy is a pretty disgusting piece of work, and always does the same, so a lot of flippant responses...

Here's the point of all that prologue: I replied to the opening question "nataS much as he'd like to!"

I'm pretty proud of that one, since it's an onomatopoeic pun, but also a play on the usual "satanist" methods of "research", i.e. spelling satan backwards... I especially like the sentence starting with a small a and the capital coming at the end of the word...

ok, I'm even more of a nerd than you computer boffins! :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Amusing Typos
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From a commercial website:-

'We have the rite to alter the price of our services at any moment of time'

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 Post subject: Re: Amusing Typos
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From a review on Amazon...

"Fort the reader or the non-reader alike..."

I imagine this means bricking them up behind a wall.
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 Post subject: Re: Amusing Typos
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Anti-monarchist conspiracy discovered, sort of:-

'But are they capable of murdering the heir to the thrown of England?'

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 Post subject: Re: Amusing Typos
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From a review:-

'this description only scratches at the service of the problems'

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 Post subject: Re: Amusing Typos
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From another review:-

'this book has a repetition as an international best seller'

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 Post subject: Re: Amusing Typos
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Gunfight with a difference:-

'It sounded like somebody in there was firing a canon...'

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