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Old 10-25-2007, 01:53 PM   #1
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Default Typos in headlines

Probably shouldn’t jinx my new hard drive, but its package has such a howler of a typo in something like 72-point bold slab serif that it stopped me in my tracks when I saw the line of the drives on the shelf at Costco.

Here’s what it says:
Wherever you are.
Whenever you need it.
Your on.

I am not whining about the sentence fragments, btw; just that last line.

Groan.

   
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:09 PM   #2
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Lord help us! And I thought it was only the British who could'nt spell or punctuate.













(yes, it's deliberate!)

   
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Is there also "Your off"?
Maybe they're bragging about the fact that it has a switch?

   
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:46 PM   #4
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Is there also "Your off"?
Maybe they're bragging about the fact that it has a switch?
I guess. I found myself looking all over for my OFF. Couldn’t find it!

   
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Lord help us! And I thought it was only the British who could'nt spell or punctuate.


(yes, it's deliberate!)
Are you nuts? (Well, yes, I know you are, in the loveliest way.)

But we in the U.S. seem to be able to strip the meaning out of every little word. You have a way to go to catch up!!!

   
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I found myself looking all over for my OFF. Couldn’t find it!
That's because your ON gazumped it.

   
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