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    Your Proudest Typos

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Imaginarily, Nov 15, 2015.

    My friend Erik went to bring cheesecake to his neighbor, and I love cheesecake, so I got all excited at the mere mention of it.

    Just how excited?

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    :rofl:

    Now you share your most amazing typo. :-D
     
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    Unfortunately, none of my typos have been as amazing as the one above.

    However, I did spell emphasize as imfacize the other day. That was my cue to take a nap. lol
     
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    Many years ago I was writing a story and wrote something along the lines of: "... Don't be late, he was very pecific about the time."

    My WP underlined 'pecific' in red. I looked at it puzzled, and kept repeating the sentence over in my head, every time failing to see what was wrong with it. I grabbed a dictionary and couldn't find the word.

    Getting more and more frustrated I ended up phoning my mum and explained the context of the sentence, asking her why it was saying the word was incorrect. She began laughing and said, "The word is specific!"
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Well, I blame autocorrect. My friend was once telling me how she was stressed etc and she didn't know when she could meet me because someone else hadn't got back to her about when they had to meet etc. So I wrote:

    "You just have to make your own panda." [​IMG]

    And my writer friend, she once wrote, "She peed out the window" instead of "peered" :superlaugh:
     
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    :D I think in the back of my mind I wast thinking of 'Pacific'... as in the ocean.
     
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    Don't worry. At least you know the difference. My mother in law always says pacific instead of specific.
     
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    :superlaugh:
     
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    The worst part is, we call her out on it nearly every time she says it. "Ma, it's specific." "That's what I said! Pacific!" ...every time. lol She can't help it. It's her country accent. Specific is pacific, and Wednesday is Weensdee. :rofl:
     
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    I once sent my husband a text that was supposed to say "Coming home now," and my autocorrect changed it to "Coming good now."
     
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    When my husband and I moved out of my last place, we left a lot of stuff for our roommate who still lived there. We were going to pick it up eventually, but didn't want to move it all at one time.

    Well, one day, I needed the toaster. So I texted my roommate and told him I was coming to pick it up. He texted back with, "Ouch the toaster?" I took that to mean he needed it, and me taking it was going to hurt him. I proceeded to apologize for taking it, saying I could leave it if he really needed it. We could buy a new one.

    Turns out, instead of typing, "pick up the toaster," I typed "ouch the toaster." :rofl: So he wasn't upset we were taking it. He just didn't know what the fug I was talking about.
     
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    Aiming to type 'mastitis', I once wound up with 'nastitits'. Frankly, it's a lot more informative.
     
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    I once let auto-correct choose defiantly instead of definitely in the line:

    She was defiantly the poster child of Hippie fashion.

    Much better.
     
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    Sorry to stray OT a little, but my sister can't say Agatha Christie. It always comes out Agatha Thristy.

    She's 53.
     
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    I drunk-texted my friend once and told her I was "getting srunk at [event]." Now whenever I'm drunk around/with her, she'll announce to everyone that I'm "srunk."
     
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    Found an amusing typo on my novel.

    Instead of "they patted him on the back" I had written "they patted him on the bag."

    Gives quite a different image, especially since he wasn't holding any kind of bag.
     
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    I once wrote a novella set at a lake house, and I consistently mistyped "dock" as "dick".

    He swam over to the wooden dick, he hauled himself up onto the dick, after dinner let's go sit on the dick... etc.

    Not my finest moment.
     
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    The worst typo I ever wrote was a work email to a customer. In the subject title I was meant to write "Review word count"

    I missed typing the "o" ....

    The recipient was a female. I was very embarrassed.

    I should say, not my proudest but definitely my most memorable which I can now laugh about but not at the time!
     
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    I'm guilty of that one myself. Maybe not in writing, but I've actually said it during serious conversation a few times. *Cringe*

    :superthink:
     
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    I believe I've shared this before, but I shall share it again. At least yours is just a typo! This below is what I wrote in Chapter One to introduce my MC - and I only saw what was wrong because my friend who read it laughed out loud in front of me :crazy:


    Will strolled with his hands in his pockets, whistling his favourite tune. He smiled as he rubbed the stub of candle in his pocket. A little souvenir when his boss wasn’t looking. He figured he could barter for some soup, and maybe an apple at least, with this hard lump of wax.

    Then he stopped. He could feel the tension. Having spent much of his life with the wrong crowd in all the wrong places had given him a sixth sense to lurking danger.
     
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    At least you only sent it to one person. Not like the poor bastard who designed this card. [​IMG]
     
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    Ouch :ohno: :supergrin:
     
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    I once wrote an e-mail promoting a new t-shirt, and it was great, apart from how I missed out the 'r'.

    So I'm glad I'm not the only one who does this.
     
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    While my typos aren't nearly as hilarious as the ones here, I've had multiple instances where protagonists from one of my stories would randomly appear in another story I'm working on. I feel like a parent thinking, "Go back to your story! You don't belong here!" :p But sometimes I let them interact for a bit before I delete it and resume course.
     
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    So this isn't a typo, more of a brain fart but....

    I just said interpretating instead of interpreting.... o.o
     
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