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Entertaining typos.

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:36 pm
by bindeweede
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."
:yay

Re: Entertaining typos.

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

Re: Entertaining typos.

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:38 am
by chaggle
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

Re: Entertaining typos.

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:25 am
by Tony.Williams
You are right - I misunderstood what he was trying to convey :oops:

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