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Ohio University Freshman's Blunder on a Paper Goes Viral

Zoey Oxley forgot her professor's name, with comical results

(Newser) - If Monday is getting you down, we're here to supply you with a chuckle, which comes compliments of Ohio University. John Hendel is a first-year MFA student there, and received an email from a freshman in the performance studies class he's teaching, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer . BuzzFeed has... More »

Head-Smacking Moment for Airline, Its Brand-New Plane

It's Cathay Pacific, not Paciic, guys

(Newser) - Proofreaders are important. That's the message Cathay Pacific is likely contemplating today after incredulous travelers spotted one of its new planes on the tarmac at Hong Kong International Airport, the airline's name misspelled in large letters on the side of the aircraft (see a picture here ). Missing... More »

One Letter on 2 Road Signs Causes Grief for Calif. Officials

Misspelling of 'Del Rey Oaks' on Highway One signage will be expensive to fix

(Newser) - Grammar gurus may well know "i before e except after c," but "a instead of e" is what has California Department of Transportation officials smacking their heads. Two new road signs were erected along Highway One in Sand City earlier this month, both alerting drivers to Exit... More »

Target's Boston Pride Shirts Are Pretty Messed Up

They're now getting pulled

(Newser) - If a company plans to help customers showcase their "local pride," said company should probably have some basic local knowledge. That might not have been the case with Target, whose series of flawed, Boston-themed T-shirts came under attack this week. A Twitter user was among the first to... More »

Official Inauguration Poster Had to Be Pulled Quickly

Library of Congress item had a typo

(Newser) - The feds had a bad proofreading weekend. The Library of Congress had to yank an inauguration poster from its online shop Sunday night after social media users spotted a typo, reports the Hill . "No dream is too big, no challenge is to great. Nothing we want for the future... More »

Harry Potter Typo Could Make You $34K Richer

First edition copy will be sold in November

(Newser) - It might be time to revisit your old copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. A hardcover first edition of the book, published in 1997, is expected to fetch up to $33,700 (or about 4,585 Galleons ) at a Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts sale in... More »

Famous New York Bridge's Name Is Actually 52-Year-Old Typo

And one proud Italian-American is out to change that

(Newser) - We've all been guilty of a typo or two, but usually they don't cost $4 million to fix. CBS New York reports a Brooklyn college student is petitioning to correct the 52-year-old misspelling of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The bridge, which opened in 1964 and connects Brooklyn and Staten... More »

Time's Full-Page WSJ Ad Has Big Typo

Really, editor's?

(Newser) - Go big or go home, they say—though in this case, someone may be going home for good after a big mistake in a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal. The Time Inc. promo for Motto , its new website geared toward millennial women, appeared in Tuesday's print edition... More »

$1B Bank Heist Thwarted by ... a Typo

Hackers still made off with $81M, say officials

(Newser) - Hackers helped themselves to $81 million from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last month—but the massive theft could have been far worse if not for a typo, reports Reuters . Investigators say the heist began when the hackers breached the security systems of Bangladesh Bank and then, posing... More »

Tiniest of Typos Looms Large on College Billboard

Yep, apostrophes matter, as the University of South Dakota has discovered

(Newser) - A University of South Dakota billboard erected east of Sioux Falls on Interstate 90 boasts that it's the "Best in the Dakota's," adding an apostrophe that shouldn't be there, the Argus Leader reports. The director of the university's marketing department tells the Leader that... More »

How a Missing 'S' Killed a 134-Year-Old Company

Court rules in Taylor & Sons' favor

(Newser) - There are bad typos and there are bad typos. This story is a case of the latter. Taylor & Sons is a Welsh engineering firm founded in 1875; on Feb. 20, 2009, Companies House, the UK agency that incorporates and dissolves limited companies, listed it as being "wound up,... More »

Sheriff's Rug Typo: 'In Dog We Trust'

Sheriff in Pinellas County, Florida, will replace

(Newser) - Maybe the K-9 unit could use it? A new rug in the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in Florida proudly proclaimed "In Dog We Trust," reports WFTS-TV . The best part is that the rug in the sheriff's administration building in Largo was in place for several weeks... More »

Rockies Make an Epic Typo— on 15K Jerseys

Troy Tulowitzki's name is light one 't'

(Newser) - The Colorado Rockies love their All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki so much that at last night's game the team gave out 15,000 replica jerseys—emblazoned with his name spelled as Tulowizki. The rather large-scale typo was in fact noticed, the Rockies say, but they decided to go ahead with... More »

Vatican Misspells Jesus —on 6K Medals

FYI Vatican officials, it's Jesus, not Lesus

(Newser) - You'd think if anyone was going to misspell the name of God's son, it wouldn't be the Vatican. But some 6,000 gold, silver, and bronze medals to commemorate Pope Francis have been recalled after a misspelling in a Latin phrase turned Jesus into Lesus, der Spiegel ... More »

Muddled GOP Demands '6% Employment'

Democrats gloat over pair of typos

(Newser) - House Republicans won't stand for any new regulations until the employment rate drops to 6%, thus putting unemployment at 94%. At least that's what a typo in a new bill suggested—they meant unemployment, the Hill reports. Democrats spotted the error, and the bill's sponsors rushed to... More »

Oosp: Romney's New App Misspells 'America'

(That's a joke in our headline)

(Newser) - There are typos, and then there are typos, and then there's the gift Mitt Romney just handed his online detractors. Romney's campaign just launched an app that was supposed to let people show their support by taking pictures, overlaying stirring messages on them, like "American Greatness" or... More »

Ballot Typo Results in Election of Non-Candidate

A son is elected even though his father was the one running

(Newser) - Democrats in Derby, Connecticut, have a bizarre problem on their hands: Voters easily elected James J. Butler to serve on a local finance board. The problem is that it was his father, James R. Butler, who was supposed to be on the ballot. "I was the one they nominated,... More »

Typo in Romance Novel Is ... Really Unfortunate

Our male lead loses control in a bad way

(Newser) - Sometimes a typo can slip quietly into the ether ... and then there's this one in the new romance novel Baby, I'm Yours: "He stiffened for a moment but then she felt his muscles loosen as he shitted on the ground." Author Susan Andersen is mortified. "... More »

Sarah Palin: 'Refudiate' Was Just Sloppy Typing

Former governor attempts to explain famous gaffe

(Newser) - Sarah Palin used her TLC soapbox last night to repudiate, er, refute, er, whatever, that whole refudiate ruckus, explaining that it was a mere typo. "I pressed an F instead of a P and people freaked out," Palin said. "Make lemonade out of lemons." Critics, however,... More »

Typo on Ochocinco's Cereal Advertises Phone Sex

Instead of Feed the Children charity

(Newser) - Even Chad Ochocinco, whose very name is his own little joke, probably isn't laughing at this one: Boxes of the Bengals wide receiver's OchocincO's cereal feature a typo in a phone number meant to send callers to a charity called Feed the Children. Instead, FailureMag notes, a breathy young thing... More »

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