Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Why spell check just isn't enough.

In case you needed another reason to edit, edit, and edit some more, here's one from my Publisher's Lunch email:

"As for the strangest and most embarrassing international news story, Penguin Australia reprinted 7,000 copies of the PASTA BIBLE due to a horrible typo. A recipe mistakenly called for 'salt and freshly ground black people' instead of 'pepper.'"

Teehee.

6 comments:

Lisa and Laura said...

That is AWESOME. Copy edit much?

Lisa and Laura said...

Also, Laura swears on her life that our book will not have a single typo in it. She plans on reading it over and over and over again until she catches EVERYTHING. I just laugh at her.

Angela said...

NO! Man I bet someone got their ass fired.

Tere Kirkland said...

LOL, I read this yesterday on Pub lunch and had to laugh, especially when they said no one could be as mortified over the mistake as they are. Somehow, I highly doubt that, since they're not recalling the typo'ed books.

Lola Sharp said...

Woopsie-daisy.

Tahereh said...

OMG OMG OMGGGG

is that for REAL??

hahahaha