One Hairy Typo


Haircut Headline Typo

I saw this headline in an article on my email’s news page. I personally like Ms. Clinton and felt especially indignant that someone released press about her that is anything but immaculate. “Haricut” should be “haircut.” It’s the pesky transposition error yielding typos – again. Yikes!

This is a new one for me in the transposition error scenario. One I often see and have made myself is “form/from.” It’s slippery because spell-check doesn’t catch it. Be careful.

As for Ms. Clinton’s hair article, it looks as if the editor failed to use a fine-toothed comb. What are some of your transposition errors when you write? Or some that you have seen? I open the floor to you.

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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