Coffee, Tea or Typo?



Image courtesy of Sharon King

“Do not use or range” is nearly as funny as “do not pour towards people.” Perhaps these instructions are an effort to discourage people from taking the coffee pot to the shooting range? However, I believe they meant “do not use on range” as in the stove.

This typo fits into the dismaying category of one letter off making a big difference. Some other noteworthy instances:

  • Making spirits blight (bright)
  • Manger (manager) position open
  • Click her (here) to visit our website

The advice is the same: slow down and let someone else check your work.

Happy reading and writing, my friends!

Sean C. Wright is the author of the short stories Bubble Bath TwelveHazel 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


Send me your typo images! Snap pictures and email them to 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.

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