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Holy dungarees! I found this typo on a posh designer’s site. The good news is that even though denim’s spelling is cut from a different cloth in this case, we know what was intended. I call this typo “the neighboring key effect.” The letter N is close to M on the keyboard, thus causing this typo.

I often type “if” when I mean “of.” What can I say? The letter I neighbors the O on the keyboard. It is a common and pesky occurrence. Once again, this instance sometimes escapes the spell-check net. So please:

  1. Slow down.
  2. Leave your writing and come back to it refreshed.
  3. Use a second pair of eyes.

What typos do you make that are courtesy of the neighboring key effect? I open the floor to you.

Happy reading and writing, my friends!

Sean C. Wright is the author of the novella Honey Riley and short stories Bubble Bath TwelveHazel Hogan and Devil Does Dallas. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit http://www.iwrightaway.com/.

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Send me your typo images! Snap pictures and email them to msseanc@aol.com. 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.

Book Review: Chinese Walls

 

 

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Title: Chinese Walls
Author: David Price
Publisher: Olive Press, London
Release Date: July 20, 2014
Length: 366 pages
Get the book here
A story of love and corruption set in the Hong Kong and London business world. High-powered business strategist, Nicholas Powell, takes up a position in Hong Kong as an advisor to one of the world’s leading banks during the handover of the territory to China. With his wife back at the spacious family home, and his children already beginning adult life, Nicholas feels free to acknowledge and act on feelings he has kept secret for years…

Biography

David Clive Price has had a passion for Asia’s peoples and cultures ever since he went to Japan in the 1980s, and wrote a book about his travels. Freeing himself from corporate life, he set up his own consultancy advising Asian multinationals and Western companies.

 

Mr. Price He has written books on the ‘lost civilization’ of rural Italy, music and Catholic conspiracies in Elizabeth I’s England, Buddhism in the daily life of Asia, the secret world of China’s Forbidden City, the intricacies of corporate life in London and Hong Kong, off-the-beaten track Seoul and South Korea, and the underworld of 1980s New York.

 

Check out his blog posts at www.davidcliveprice.com and his daily posts on Facebook.

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Happy reading and writing, my friends!

Sean C. Wright is the author of the novella Honey Riley and short stories Bubble Bath TwelveHazel Hogan and Devil Does Dallas. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit http://www.iwrightaway.com/.

SpaghettiWords

Send me your typo images! Snap pictures and email them to msseanc@aol.com. 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.