What’s the worst typographical error you’ve ever found in (or on) a book?
Well, I haven’t caught any books with misspelled titles or author names, but I’ve seen typos in the text in finished copies. (Advanced reader copies don’t count–they’re mostly done, but they’re still “drafts.”) When I first see them, they’re jarring, but I’m mostly forgiving. The author, the editor, and the copy editor had probably been staring at the thing for quite a while and probably missed it.
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The Thursday Threesome: A to Z
Onesome: A–round this time of year? What’s happening with the weather where you are? Ch-ch-changes? …or are things still ‘Summery’?
It’s wet and cold. If I weren’t so busy, I’d be enjoying it.
Twosome: to– inventory your place for insurance coverage, what would it take? Too much work? How about ideas for the gang: is video taping with a voiceover the way to go?
If you have a lot of stuff, the video tape might probably work. But I’m a student and I have nothing of value except for my computer and my cello. I have tons of books–but I’ve had books stolen before and they can be replaced.
Threesome: Z–one coverage? …better than “man”? Are you following any football teams this year? How are they doing?
I don’t follow football. (Or any other sports teams either.)