Photo courtesy of Jason Neeley
This typo’s home was a restaurant bathroom on a seat cover dispenser. The directions meant to say, “first pull up.” It appears that no one spell checked this and “first” got typo jacked. Can you believe that somebody actually paid for this?
Typos never have a place in formal communication. However, they are quite prominent and doubly appalling when statements begin with them, especially when messages are brief. I have seen “Judgement (correct: Judgment) Day.” Another time, I witnessed “Highering (correct: Hiring) Managers” as a call-out in the job section.
As they say, the more things change, the more they stay the same. The typos may be different each time but my advice on this topic never is: ALWAYS slow down when you write, consult reference literature and enlist in help from others…
Happy reading and writing, my friends!
Sean C. Wright is the author of the short stories Hazel Hogan and Devil Does Dallas. She is also an editor. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit http://www.iwrightaway.com/.
Send me your typo images! Snap pictures and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. They must be real pictures and not images in online links, as those might be doctored. I’m looking for the real McCoy. Conceal the company’s identity if possible. No sweat if you can’t. I’ll hide the name before I post it. We’re not looking to embarrass but to educate.