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When the Real Nazis Start Teaming Up With the Grammar Nazis

Author John Higgs explains why we shouldn’t fix typos. [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on Jun 10, 2014 - 49 comments

The correct quote is “Hell is other people,” not “Hell is other people at breakfast.”

The best (and worst) media errors and corrections of 2012.
posted by Chrysostom on Dec 18, 2012 - 38 comments

The 25 Funniest 'Damn You Autocorrect!' Entries of the Website's First Year

The 25 Funniest Autocorrects of the 'Damn You Autocorrect!' website's First Year anniversary. [Previously]
posted by ericb on Dec 10, 2011 - 92 comments

Chester Zoo would like to forestall requests for its big cats’ urine: it asks us to make clear that it does not in fact sell either tiger or lion urine.

Top news errors & corrections of 2009.
posted by Saxon Kane on Dec 21, 2009 - 42 comments

Grammar Nazis Booted

Typo Eradication Advancement League (TEAL), a couple of 28-year old "grammar vigilantes" who traveled the U.S. correcting errors on signs. On a visit to the Grand Canyon, they appear to have gone too far. [more inside]
posted by Kirth Gerson on Aug 22, 2008 - 146 comments

The Whedon cultist block vote swings it

Sci-Fi Shakespearean standoff: Magneto vs Pickard vs that guy from Serentity.
posted by Artw on Mar 9, 2008 - 37 comments

Warning: Contains Nuts

"To protect baby’s eyes offending by dazzling light..." Technical Standards runs a yearly contest for the Worst Manual, offering a $100USD prize. If you enjoy cringing at bad interfaces at This Is Broken, clicking your tongue at typos in library databases or rolling your eyes at the corrections at Regret the Error, you'll thrill to such gems as "Do not iron clothes on body." Note: not all bad manual contest winners are just bad translations. [via plainlanguage]
posted by jessamyn on Nov 27, 2004 - 14 comments

Must people who work in book shops have an English Literature degree?

Must people who work in book shops have an English Literature degree? "At Foyles, the book-lover's bookshop, I approach the counter with a copy of James Joyce's Ulysses. "I bought this book the other day," I say, "and I want my money back. It's full of typing errors and there's no punctuation." But who dumbed down first, the readership or the book trade? Also, I notice Books etc isn't included, perhaps because the clerks in that chain have to write little reviews of all the books they read, which are then put on the edges of the shelves ...
posted by feelinglistless on May 7, 2002 - 39 comments

When Chyrons go very, very, very, very, very, very, very bad.

When Chyrons go very, very, very, very, very, very, very bad. (Or, How To Lose Your Job In Just One Second) Niger Innis is the spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality, one of those scary conservative African-American groups. He's also a regular MSNBC pundit. Well, he was on there the other day talking about Enron, and whoever was in charge of plugging the names into the rundown that hour was a little sloppy with his or her typing and ... well, just click on the link.
posted by aaron on Feb 6, 2002 - 68 comments

Take that Meatfilter.com...

Take that Meatfilter.com... On Monday, Oct. 1, the FTC plans to announce the beginning of a campaign against scores of Web sites that capitalize on typo variants of popular domain names in order to dupe unsuspecting Internet surfers. I think this is a good thing, but how far can the US government truly influence shady internet practices? Should it even try?
posted by thewittyname on Oct 1, 2001 - 18 comments

Meatfilter?

Meatfilter? Mistyped URL's usually serve you up a porn site, annoying ads, or endless spawning windows. This one though, gave me a chuckle.

note: you probably don't want to click on any of the links 'cept for the meatfilter one
posted by skwm on May 14, 2001 - 25 comments


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