Great typo examples of why we shouldn’t rely on spell checker

I was recently forwarded some absolute typo gems found in various media and other outlets across the world, and they’re a reminder to us all to check, double check and triple check our copy. Given the reliance on spell checker these days, it’s slightly disconcerting to see that apart from the first word in the second example, my spell checker hasn’t waved a single wriggly red line at me.

– ‘Fire fighters to deal with not just the fire with people in the middle of the road ejaculating’ (Must’ve been an interesting sight).

– ‘Cunty council revealed surveillance cameras would be installed at the illegal rubbish dump’ (Although many disgruntled rate-payers may think it, referring to council as this is a little rude).

–  ‘In the US you could be shot for leaving your car when pulled over by policy’ (I didn’t know a policy could pull you over?).

–  ‘This baggage has been X-rated at point of origin’ (Bet you didn’t even realise you had porn in your baggage).

My personal recent favourite was forwarded to me from a colleague in my old home town of Shrewsbury. Thank you Tim at www.parker-ward.com for sharing this photo:

 

 

 

Great typo examples of why we shouldn’t rely on spell checker
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