Entertaining typos.

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Entertaining typos.

Post by bindeweede » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:36 pm

Beethoven's Later Years.

"In the years after Napoleon's rise and fall as Emperor of France, Beethoven was in a flurry of musical writing. Being dead did not stop him in the slightest from recovering quickly and going on with his music. Sure, it was much harder, but he got through it."
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Re: Entertaining typos.

Post by Tony.Williams » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:38 am

My favourite newspaper typo, from a society column long ago, goes something like this:

"Lord North and a party of friends are travelling to his country estate for the start of the peasant shooting season."

Nit-picking P.S.: technically, I don't think your example is a typo. The writer was guilty of careless sentence construction, in not making it clear who "him" was supposed to be. A very common error in English, due to our somewhat sloppy attitude to such matters.

Another variation of the typo is caused by the "autocorrect" function, which often helpfully substitutes a word which completely changes the meaning of a sentence.

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Re: Entertaining typos.

Post by chaggle » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:38 am

Not sure I follow that Tony.

"Being dead did not stop him in the slightest from recovering quickly and going on with his music."

...seems unlikely. Don't see how it matters who 'him' refers to. :con
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Re: Entertaining typos.

Post by Tony.Williams » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:25 am

You are right - I misunderstood what he was trying to convey :oops:

It is indeed a typo - should have been "deaf".

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