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Typos. Most shameful ones you made.

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Lisa T Member Since: Apr 26, 2016
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There was a customer where I worked whose last name was Shattah. She was hard to deal with, and I accidentally typed "**bleep**tah." She was offended by an innocent mistake. I believe that was a Freudian typo!

Once I typed "sundeck" in a brochure except the e was an i.

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Lisa T Member Since: Apr 26, 2016
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Hmm, it bleeped out the typo, which shows how bad it was!

Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Lisa, thank you (?) for reviving this thread! And I apologise, but I really laughed at your typos. 

Where I'm from, we call our aunt's "Tita." Everytime I send any of my "tita" some messages through text, I accidentally type in "Tuta," which translates to puppy. Good thing it just means puppy. Robot Frustrated

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Richard W Member Since: Jun 22, 2017
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In my first message of an Upwork interview recently I nearly addressed a client as "Narco" instead of "Marco". Caught it just in time. Phew.


Not shameful, but I absolutely ALWAYS type "chnage" instead of "change". I even did it just now in the last sentence, and had to chnage it. And again, but didn't correct it this time!

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Renata S Member Since: Jun 10, 2014
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Ironically, I once got a job an editing job with a psychologist because I had typos in my email response. This seemed to calm him down and reassure him that he had found someone he could work with.

I wish this worked with the other 99% of editing clients.  

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Renata S Member Since: Jun 10, 2014
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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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Liveness (as opposed to deadness) - an Upwork neologism soon to be snapped up by Urban Dictionary.  



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Jamie F Member Since: Mar 7, 2010
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I wished a friend 'Good lick' the other day. 

Another friend recently sent an email to a female colleague beginning with "I appreciate you are busty" (he meant to say busy). 

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Irene B Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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I picked up a typo the other day...meant to say 'sick' but mistyped and the word started with a d...

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Bojana D Member Since: May 2, 2011
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ah yes. that time when I replied to a client's request for variations of a logo concept with "Alright, I'll play some more with"


(without the dot obviously, but the bleeping out makes it look even worse than it was)