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Typos. Most shameful ones you made.

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Hanna N Member Since: Jun 17, 2015
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Count with a missing o is probably among the worst ones...

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Alexandra H Member Since: Jul 30, 2015
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Oops. (I don't remember actually sending that one to Hanna.) I thought it was a client I was telling about "the word count" in his document.

 

I make quite a few spelling mistakes -- typos -- when I do repetitive work like product descriptions. And they're fatal! Not because I send them but because I break out in giggles and get so sidetracked that I find it difficult to get my concentration back. (Am making a note to collect them in future and post them here.)

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Bill H Member Since: Aug 18, 2017
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From Hanna N: "Count with a missing o is probably among the worst ones..."

In a report of a subject interview four plus decades ago, Q&A format,

Q - "How did she know when she got pregnant?"

A - "She counted backwards nine months from delivery." Yes, I omitted the "o."

 

I have made most of my embarrassing ones in foreign languages. On the Autoroute du Sud in France, my mother saw a sign on the wall in English, We Have Hot Dogs. She whispered in my ear, "Order me a hot dog." Transliterated: And one sexually aroused dog.

 

With a good friend who was complaining about her weight in German, I wanted to say "You are quite slender (du bist aber vollkomm schlank). What came out was "Du bist aber vollschlank." (You are pudgy)

 

Descriving a hirsuit anticipated visitor to my Spanish-speaking secretary, "You'll recognize him easily. His testicles are very large."

 

I don't really speak Portuguese, I speak Portunhol a mixture of Portuguese and Spanish. Looking for a bus stop in Sao Paulo, I approached a woman of about 55 and asked for directions to the **bleep**.

 

My worst ones have been too vulgar to relate, most in Arabic.

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Fernanda M Member Since: Apr 10, 2016
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Classic "Tanks" for your help Smiley Mad

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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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Recently proofread a document for a client.  The name Masterdata was spelled Masterbata.  Client and I roared.

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Ashish K Member Since: Mar 1, 2016
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@Mary W wrote:

Recently proofread a document for a client.  The name Masterdata was spelled Masterbata.  Client and I roared.


Lol. I have misspelled 'misspelled' many a time.

 

Also, when you're on Skype, try typing 401(k) and send it.



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Michael P Member Since: Jun 1, 2015
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This one involved a Photoshop job and quick instructions on retouching photos:

 

"Use this tool to smear their feces..."

 

I meant "faces", honest.

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Alexandra H Member Since: Jul 30, 2015
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"Where could we improve? --- Competitivemess."

 

Called Tony Bourdain "Anthony Bourdieu".

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Katrina B Member Since: Jan 9, 2011
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The other day I was updating a client and I wrote:

Hell Mark, How are you?

 

Instead of Hello of course.  He got a laugh out of it though. lol

"Fairness is giving all people the treatment they earn and deserve. It doesn't mean treating everyone alike-Coach John Wooden"
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Mariska P Member Since: Apr 27, 2015
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I left the 'o' out of 'country.' 

I continue to do this and I'm thinking it's my subconscious telling me I need a change. lol. 

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