Some typos are larger than others...



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  • SockDev

    express...... no that's how you spell it.....

    I mean Modest was an odd word choice, but i suppose they were trying to make an alliteration with Massive March and swapped Average for Mode and then punched the word up journalism style, i mean, a journalist isn't going to necessarily understand the subtle, yet significant difference in meaning between the two.

    and.... nope, can't find any other swypos. I grudgingly give that page the Accalia Seal of Approval.

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    EDIT: ..... oh. nope. nope. NOPENOPENOPENOPE.


  • Impossible Mission - B

    @accalia Google "Venus and Mars symbols" for some informative perspective...


  • SockDev

    @masonwheeler said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    @accalia Google "Venus and Mars symbols" for some informative perspective...

    .....

    headdesk

    oooh. yeah. that's a hell of an error.

    not exactly a typo though.


  • Impossible Mission Players - A

    @masonwheeler
    How dare you assume the Mars symbol's gender! :tangerine: :trolleybus:

    Filed under: North Carolina HB-2



  • @accalia said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    not exactly a typo though.

    It is if, like Dvorak keyboards, the and keys are close to each other.


  • SockDev

    @accalia said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    not exactly a typo though

    It is if you're using the Unicode characters ;)



  • ...and here I was about to ask if the joke was that "defence" was spelt wrong.


  • SockDev

    @anotherusername said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    ...and here I was about to ask if the joke was that "defence" was spelt wrong.

    Depends how anal you are about whether you're using the noun or the verb, I guess.



  • @RaceProUK nope, it's not one of those words.

    It's one of those words...




  • Impossible Mission Players - A

    @PJH
    I'm kind of morbidly curious as to the reply chain for that tweet. Is there even such a thing as "disable replies / comments for this tweet"?


  • Fake News

    @izzion Just go directly to Twitter.

    Here's one response:



  • @izzion said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    Is there even such a thing as "disable replies / comments for this tweet"?

    For individual tweets, I don't believe so. There are replies to it:



  • But, hey. At least they got the right shade of blue for the background...


  • Impossible Mission Players - A

    @JBert said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    @izzion Just go directly to Twitter

    Well yeah, but then I'd have Twitter on me. :donotwant.gif:


  • Fake News

    @izzion Meh, I always open it in private browsing and I can view it fine without account.

    Mind you, they can track you just as well when you view the onebox embedded here.


  • SockDev

    @JBert said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    Mind you, they can track you just as well when you view the onebox embedded here.

    Well, that's easy to solve: just turn off JavaScri- oh.


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    @RaceProUK said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    @JBert said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    Mind you, they can track you just as well when you view the onebox embedded here.

    Well, that's easy to solve: just turn off JavaScri- oh.

    0_1483643141971_upload-81784513-19dc-46a3-91b4-4fd089326fad

    Huh.

    That's surprisingly not-awful.


  • SockDev

    @sloosecannon Were you still able to post?



  • @sloosecannon Yeah, but...

    0_1483643306362_upload-f854a821-f1f1-4b92-9705-2f3842e954c3

    edit: :hanzo:


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @sloosecannon but compared to

    0_1483643374807_upload-0991b086-4696-4708-8ccb-0f2bf713699d

    it looks like a normal page and everything.


  • SockDev

    @sloosecannon For all NodeBB's faults (of which there are many), at least it degrades well.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @RaceProUK said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    @sloosecannon For all NodeBB's faults (of which there are many), at least it degrades well.

    But Discourse is good at degrading. Over time, people, on mobile, battery life, in FF22....

    Much more impressive.



  • @accalia said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    I mean Modest was an odd word choice, but i suppose they were trying to make an alliteration with Massive March and swapped Average for Mode and then punched the word up journalism style, i mean, a journalist isn't going to necessarily understand the subtle, yet significant difference in meaning between the two.

    "Modest" is not the superlative of an adjectivisation of "mode" in modern English.
    (They are related etymologically though, having both come from the Latin modus, but via different routes.)

    "Modest":

    1. having or showing a moderate or humble estimate of one's merits, importance, etc.; free from vanity, egotism, boastfulness, or great pretensions.
    2. free from ostentation or showy extravagance:
      a modest house.
    3. having or showing regard for the decencies of behavior, speech, dress, etc.; decent:
      a modest neckline on a dress.
    4. limited or moderate in amount, extent, etc.:
      a modest increase in salary.

    The meaning from the cover is probably definition 2 or 4.


  • SockDev

    @djls45 said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    "Modest" is not the superlative of an adjectivisation of "mode" in modern English.

    i am well aware. i was attempting to make a funny.

    regardless of my success or failure there you ahve thoroughly destroyed it.

    well played. well played indeed.



  • On the subject of typos and suchlike, here is the well-known (and much-traveled across the Internet, often with incorrect attributions) "history of the world, as compiled from exam answers" originally published in the book Anguished English by Richard Lederer (actually, it may have been in his newspaper column first, I'm not sure; either way, it dates from before The September That Never Ended). This is not quite the same as Lederer's original text, as there has been some drift over the years, but it is close enough to be funny.

    The History of the World, Part -3

    One of the fringe benefits of being an English or History teacher is receiving the occasional jewel of a student blooper in an essay. I have pasted together the following ''history'' of the world from certifiably genuine student bloopers collected by teachers throughout the United States, from eigth grade through college level. Read carefully, and you will learn a lot.

    The inhabitants of Egypt were called mummies. They lived in the Sarah Dessert and traveled by Camelot. The climate of the Sarah is such that the inhabitants have to live elsewhere, so certain areas of the dessert are cultivated by irritation. The Egyptians built the Pyramids in the shape of a huge triangular cube. The Pramids are a range of mountains between France and Spain.

    The Bible is full of interesting caricatures. In the first book of the Bible, Guinesses, Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree. One of their children, Cain, asked ''Am I my brother's son?'' God asked Abraham to sacrifice Issac on Mount Montezuma. Jacob, son of Issac, stole his brother's birthmark. Jacob was a partiarch who brought up his twelve sons to be partiarchs, but they did not take to it. One of Jacob's sons, Joseph, gave refuse to the Israelites.

    Pharaoh forced the Hebrew slaves to make bread without straw. Moses led them to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread, which is bread made without any ingredients. Afterwards, Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten commandments. David was a Hebrew king skilled at playing the liar. He fougth with the Philatelists, a race of people who lived in Biblical times. Solomon, one of David's sons, had 500 wives and 500 porcupines.

    Without the Greeks, we wouldn't have history. The Greeks invented three kinds of columns---Corinthian, Doric and Ironic. They also had myths. A myth is a female moth. One myth says that the mother of Achilles dipped him in the River Stynx until he became intolerable. Achilles appears in ''The Illiad'', by Homer. Homer also wrote the ''Oddity,'' in which Penelope was the last hardship that Ulysses endured on his journey. Actually, Homer was not written by Homer but by another man of that name.

    Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him. Socrates died from an overdose of wedlock.

    In the Olympic Games, Greeks ran races, jumped, hurled the biscuits, and threw the java. The reward to the victor was a coral wreath. The government of Athen was democratic because the people took the law into their own hands. There were no wars in Greece, as the mountains were so high that they couldn't climb over to see what their neighbors were doing. When they fought the Parisians, the Greeks were outnumbered because the Persians had more men .

    Eventually, the Ramons conquered the Geeks. History call people Romans because they never stayed in one place for very long. At Roman banquets, the guests wore garlic in their hair. Julius Caesar extinguished himself on the battlefields of Gaul. The Ides of March killed him because they thought he was going to be made king. Nero was a cruel tyrany who would torture his poor subjects by playing the fiddle to them.

    Then came the Middle Ages. King Alfred conquered the Dames, King Arthur lived in the Age of Shivery, King Harlod mustarded his troops before the Battle of Hastings, Joan of Arc was cannonized by George Bernard Shaw, and the victims of the Black Death grew boobs on their necks. Finally, the Magna Carta provided that no free man should be hanged twice for the same offense.

    In midevil times most of the people were alliterate. The greatest writer of the time was Chaucer, who wrote many poems and verse and also wrote literature. Another tale tells of William Tell, who shot an arrow through an apple while standing on his son's head.

    The Renaissance was an age in which more individuals felt the value of their human being. Martin Luther was nailed to the church door at Wittenberg for selling papal indulgences. He died a horrible death, being excommunicated by a bull. It was the painter Donatello's interest in the female nude that made him the father of the Renaissance. It was an age of great inventions and discoveries. Gutenberg invented the Bible. Sir Walter Raleigh is a historical figure because he invented cigarettes. Another important invention was the circulation of blood. Sir Francis Drake circumcised the world with a 100-foot clipper.

    The government of England was a limited mockery. Henry VIII found walking difficult because he had an abbess on his knee. Queen Elizabeth was the ''Virgin Queen.'' As a queen she was a success. When Elizabeth exposed herself before her troops, they all shouted ''hurrah.'' Then her navy went out and defeated the Spanish Armadillo.

    The greatest writer of the Renaissance was William Shakespear. Shakespear never made much money and is famous only because of his plays. He lived in Windsor with his merry wives, writing tragedies, comedies and errors. In one of Shakespear's famous plays, Hamlet rations out his situation by relieving himself in a long soliloquy. In another, Lady Macbeth tries to convince Macbeth to kill the King by attacking his manhood. Romeo and Juliet are an example of a heroic couplet. Writing at the same time as Shakespear was Miquel Cervantes. He wrote ''Donkey Hote''. The next great author was John Milton. Milton wrote ''Paradise Lost.'' Then his wife dies and he wrote ''Paradise Regained.''

    During the Renaissance America began. Christopher Columbus was a great navigator who discovered America while cursing about the Atlantic. His ships were called the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Fe. Later the Pilgrims crossed the Ocean, and the was called the Pilgrim's Progress. When they landed at Plymouth Rock, they were greeted by Indians, who came down the hill rolling their was hoops before them. The Indian squabs carried porposies on their back. Many of the Indian heroes were killed, along with their cabooses, which proved very fatal to them. The winter of 1620 was a hard one for the settlers. Many people died and many babies were born. Captain John Smith was responsible for all this.

    One of the causes of the Revolutionary Wars was the English put tacks in their tea. Also, the colonists would send their pacels through the post without stamps. During the War, Red Coats and Paul Revere was throwing balls over stone walls. The dogs were barking and the peacocks crowing. Finally, the colonists won the War and no longer had to pay for taxis.

    Delegates from the original thirteen states formed the Contented Congress. Thomas Jefferson, a Virgin, and Benjamin Franklin were two singers of the Declaration of Independence. Franklin had gone to Boston carrying all his clothes in his pocket and a loaf of bread under each arm. He invented electricity by rubbing cats backwards and declared ''a horse divided against itself cannot stand.'' Franklin died in 1790 and is still dead.

    George Washington married Matha Curtis and in due time became the Father of Our Country. Then the Constitution of the United States was adopted to secure domestic hostility. Under the Constitution the people enjoyed the right to keep bare arms.

    Abraham Lincoln became America's greatest Precedent. Lincoln's mother died in infancy, and he was born in a log cabin which he built with his own hands. When Lincoln was President, he wore only a tall silk hat. He said, ''In onion there is strength.'' Abraham Lincoln write the Gettysburg address while traveling from Washington to Gettysburg on the back of an envelope. He also signed the Emasculation Proclamation, and the Fourteenth Amendment gave the ex-Negroes citizenship. But the Clue Clux Clan would torcher and lynch the ex-Negroes and other innocent victims. On the night of April 14, 1865, Lincoln went to the theater and got shot in his seat by one of the actors in a moving picture show. The believed assinator was John Wilkes Booth, a sopposedly insane actor. This ruined Booth's career.

    Meanwhile in Europe, the enlightenment was a reasonable time. Voltare invented electricity and also wrote a book called ''Candy''. Gravity was invented by Issac Walton. It is chiefly noticeable in the Autumn, when the apples are falling off the trees.

    Bach was the most famous composer in the world, and so was Handel. Handel was half German, half Italian and half English. He was very large. Bach died from 1750 to the present. Beethoven wrote music even though he was deaf. He was so deaf he wrote loud music. He took long walks in the forest even when everyone was calling for him. Beethoven expired in 1827 and later died for this.

    France was in a very serious state. The French Revolution was accomplished before it happened. The Marseillaise was the theme song of the French Revolution, and it catapulted into Napoleon. During the Napoleonic Wars, the crowned heads of Europe were trembling in their shoes. Then the Spanish gorrilas came down from the hills and nipped at Napoleon's flanks. Napoleon became ill with bladder problems and was very tense and unrestrained. He wanted an heir to inheret his power, but since Josephine was a baroness, she couldn't bear him any children.

    The sun never set on the British Empire because the British Empire is in the East and the sun sets in the West. Queen Victoria was the longest queen. She sat on a thorn for 63 years. He reclining years and finally the end of her life were exemplatory of a great personality. Her death was the final event which ended her reign.

    The nineteenth century was a time of many great inventions and thoughts. The invention of the steamboat caused a network of rivers to spring up. Cyrus McCormick invented the McCormick Raper, which did the work of a hundred men. Samuel Morse invented a code for telepathy. Louis Pastuer discovered a cure for rabbis. Charles Darwin was a naturailst who wrote the ''Organ of the Species''. Madman Curie discovered radium. And Karl Marx became one of the Marx Brothers.

    The First World War, cause by the assignation of the ArchDuck by a surf, ushered in a new error in the anals of human history.


  • area_deu

    @PJH said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    @accalia said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    not exactly a typo though.

    It is if, like Dvorak keyboards, the and keys are close to each other.

    Same with Pokémon games.



  • @ScholRLEA said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    On the subject of typos and suchlike, here is the well-known (and much-traveled across the Internet, often with incorrect attributions) "history of the world, as compiled from exam answers" originally published in the book Anguished English by Richard Lederer (actually, it may have been in his newspaper column first, I'm not sure; either way, it dates from before The September That Never Ended). This is not quite the same as Lederer's original text, as there has been some drift over the years, but it is close enough to be funny.

    The History of the World, Part -3

    One of the fringe benefits of being an English or History teacher is receiving the occasional jewel of a student blooper in an essay. I have pasted together the following ''history'' of the world from certifiably genuine student bloopers collected by teachers throughout the United States, from eigth grade through college level. Read carefully, and you will learn a lot.

    The inhabitants of Egypt were called mummies. They lived in the Sarah Dessert and traveled by Camelot. The climate of the Sarah is such that the inhabitants have to live elsewhere, so certain areas of the dessert are cultivated by irritation. The Egyptians built the Pyramids in the shape of a huge triangular cube. The Pramids are a range of mountains between France and Spain.

    The Bible is full of interesting caricatures. In the first book of the Bible, Guinesses, Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree. One of their children, Cain, asked ''Am I my brother's son?'' God asked Abraham to sacrifice Issac on Mount Montezuma. Jacob, son of Issac, stole his brother's birthmark. Jacob was a partiarch who brought up his twelve sons to be partiarchs, but they did not take to it. One of Jacob's sons, Joseph, gave refuse to the Israelites.

    Pharaoh forced the Hebrew slaves to make bread without straw. Moses led them to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread, which is bread made without any ingredients. Afterwards, Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten commandments. David was a Hebrew king skilled at playing the liar. He fougth with the Philatelists, a race of people who lived in Biblical times. Solomon, one of David's sons, had 500 wives and 500 porcupines.

    Without the Greeks, we wouldn't have history. The Greeks invented three kinds of columns---Corinthian, Doric and Ironic. They also had myths. A myth is a female moth. One myth says that the mother of Achilles dipped him in the River Stynx until he became intolerable. Achilles appears in ''The Illiad'', by Homer. Homer also wrote the ''Oddity,'' in which Penelope was the last hardship that Ulysses endured on his journey. Actually, Homer was not written by Homer but by another man of that name.

    Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him. Socrates died from an overdose of wedlock.

    In the Olympic Games, Greeks ran races, jumped, hurled the biscuits, and threw the java. The reward to the victor was a coral wreath. The government of Athen was democratic because the people took the law into their own hands. There were no wars in Greece, as the mountains were so high that they couldn't climb over to see what their neighbors were doing. When they fought the Parisians, the Greeks were outnumbered because the Persians had more men .

    Eventually, the Ramons conquered the Geeks. History call people Romans because they never stayed in one place for very long. At Roman banquets, the guests wore garlic in their hair. Julius Caesar extinguished himself on the battlefields of Gaul. The Ides of March killed him because they thought he was going to be made king. Nero was a cruel tyrany who would torture his poor subjects by playing the fiddle to them.

    Then came the Middle Ages. King Alfred conquered the Dames, King Arthur lived in the Age of Shivery, King Harlod mustarded his troops before the Battle of Hastings, Joan of Arc was cannonized by George Bernard Shaw, and the victims of the Black Death grew boobs on their necks. Finally, the Magna Carta provided that no free man should be hanged twice for the same offense.

    In midevil times most of the people were alliterate. The greatest writer of the time was Chaucer, who wrote many poems and verse and also wrote literature. Another tale tells of William Tell, who shot an arrow through an apple while standing on his son's head.

    The Renaissance was an age in which more individuals felt the value of their human being. Martin Luther was nailed to the church door at Wittenberg for selling papal indulgences. He died a horrible death, being excommunicated by a bull. It was the painter Donatello's interest in the female nude that made him the father of the Renaissance. It was an age of great inventions and discoveries. Gutenberg invented the Bible. Sir Walter Raleigh is a historical figure because he invented cigarettes. Another important invention was the circulation of blood. Sir Francis Drake circumcised the world with a 100-foot clipper.

    The government of England was a limited mockery. Henry VIII found walking difficult because he had an abbess on his knee. Queen Elizabeth was the ''Virgin Queen.'' As a queen she was a success. When Elizabeth exposed herself before her troops, they all shouted ''hurrah.'' Then her navy went out and defeated the Spanish Armadillo.

    The greatest writer of the Renaissance was William Shakespear. Shakespear never made much money and is famous only because of his plays. He lived in Windsor with his merry wives, writing tragedies, comedies and errors. In one of Shakespear's famous plays, Hamlet rations out his situation by relieving himself in a long soliloquy. In another, Lady Macbeth tries to convince Macbeth to kill the King by attacking his manhood. Romeo and Juliet are an example of a heroic couplet. Writing at the same time as Shakespear was Miquel Cervantes. He wrote ''Donkey Hote''. The next great author was John Milton. Milton wrote ''Paradise Lost.'' Then his wife dies and he wrote ''Paradise Regained.''

    During the Renaissance America began. Christopher Columbus was a great navigator who discovered America while cursing about the Atlantic. His ships were called the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Fe. Later the Pilgrims crossed the Ocean, and the was called the Pilgrim's Progress. When they landed at Plymouth Rock, they were greeted by Indians, who came down the hill rolling their was hoops before them. The Indian squabs carried porposies on their back. Many of the Indian heroes were killed, along with their cabooses, which proved very fatal to them. The winter of 1620 was a hard one for the settlers. Many people died and many babies were born. Captain John Smith was responsible for all this.

    One of the causes of the Revolutionary Wars was the English put tacks in their tea. Also, the colonists would send their pacels through the post without stamps. During the War, Red Coats and Paul Revere was throwing balls over stone walls. The dogs were barking and the peacocks crowing. Finally, the colonists won the War and no longer had to pay for taxis.

    Delegates from the original thirteen states formed the Contented Congress. Thomas Jefferson, a Virgin, and Benjamin Franklin were two singers of the Declaration of Independence. Franklin had gone to Boston carrying all his clothes in his pocket and a loaf of bread under each arm. He invented electricity by rubbing cats backwards and declared ''a horse divided against itself cannot stand.'' Franklin died in 1790 and is still dead.

    George Washington married Matha Curtis and in due time became the Father of Our Country. Then the Constitution of the United States was adopted to secure domestic hostility. Under the Constitution the people enjoyed the right to keep bare arms.

    Abraham Lincoln became America's greatest Precedent. Lincoln's mother died in infancy, and he was born in a log cabin which he built with his own hands. When Lincoln was President, he wore only a tall silk hat. He said, ''In onion there is strength.'' Abraham Lincoln write the Gettysburg address while traveling from Washington to Gettysburg on the back of an envelope. He also signed the Emasculation Proclamation, and the Fourteenth Amendment gave the ex-Negroes citizenship. But the Clue Clux Clan would torcher and lynch the ex-Negroes and other innocent victims. On the night of April 14, 1865, Lincoln went to the theater and got shot in his seat by one of the actors in a moving picture show. The believed assinator was John Wilkes Booth, a sopposedly insane actor. This ruined Booth's career.

    Meanwhile in Europe, the enlightenment was a reasonable time. Voltare invented electricity and also wrote a book called ''Candy''. Gravity was invented by Issac Walton. It is chiefly noticeable in the Autumn, when the apples are falling off the trees.

    Bach was the most famous composer in the world, and so was Handel. Handel was half German, half Italian and half English. He was very large. Bach died from 1750 to the present. Beethoven wrote music even though he was deaf. He was so deaf he wrote loud music. He took long walks in the forest even when everyone was calling for him. Beethoven expired in 1827 and later died for this.

    France was in a very serious state. The French Revolution was accomplished before it happened. The Marseillaise was the theme song of the French Revolution, and it catapulted into Napoleon. During the Napoleonic Wars, the crowned heads of Europe were trembling in their shoes. Then the Spanish gorrilas came down from the hills and nipped at Napoleon's flanks. Napoleon became ill with bladder problems and was very tense and unrestrained. He wanted an heir to inheret his power, but since Josephine was a baroness, she couldn't bear him any children.

    The sun never set on the British Empire because the British Empire is in the East and the sun sets in the West. Queen Victoria was the longest queen. She sat on a thorn for 63 years. He reclining years and finally the end of her life were exemplatory of a great personality. Her death was the final event which ended her reign.

    The nineteenth century was a time of many great inventions and thoughts. The invention of the steamboat caused a network of rivers to spring up. Cyrus McCormick invented the McCormick Raper, which did the work of a hundred men. Samuel Morse invented a code for telepathy. Louis Pastuer discovered a cure for rabbis. Charles Darwin was a naturailst who wrote the ``Organ of the Species''. Madman Curie discovered radium. And Karl Marx became one of the Marx Brothers.

    The First World War, cause by the assignation of the ArchDuck by a surf, ushered in a new error in the anals of human history.

    Isn't that what happened?


  • SockDev

    In the first book of the Bible, Guinesses

    I want to read that Bible :D



  • I've seen worse, I think. I read a published - not even self-published - novel which consistently got the word for Ancient Roman central heating wrong. Not, by itself, an entirely unforgivable error: it's not really obscure knowledge but it's not exactly universal.

    But... it should have been hypocaust. The word used was holocaust.


  • SockDev

    @CarrieVS said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    I read a published - not even self-published - novel which consistently got the word for Ancient Roman central heating wrong.

    It can't be that bad… can it?

    @CarrieVS said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    But... it should have been hypocaust. The word used was holocaust.

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  • @RaceProUK Direct quote from the book, a particularly memorable misuse:

    The holocaust was at full burn.

    All she meant to say was that the heating was on full...

    I don't recall the title or author. It was some damn cheesy thing about vampires. They turned out to be the lame kind of vampires.




  • Impossible Mission - B

    @CarrieVS said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    They turned out to be the lame kind of vampires.

    Read "A Night of Blacker Darkness" by Dan Wells sometime. It's a farce set in 19th century England, about a guy who breaks out of prison by pretending to die of consumption, but then he's seen climbing out of the coffin at the graveyard, and people think he's a vampire. He spends the rest of the story on the run from the police, the vampire hunters, the real vampires (who are quite lame, and a lot of the humor hangs on this point,) and his treacherous ex who set him up, all while trying to actually commit the crime he got wrongfully sent to prison for. (See above, re: treacherous ex.)


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @aliceif said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    Same with Pokémon games.

    To be fair, I wouldn't bat an eye if there was a pokemon called Dvorak!

    Filed Under: If it was, it would probably be the wrong gender, too!



  • @CarrieVS said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    They turned out to be the lame kind of vampires.

    All kinds?

    @CarrieVS said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    But... it should have been hypocaust. The word used was holocaust.

    Both involved gas?



  • @CarrieVS Makes me wonder what they were using for fuel.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @anotherusername said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    @CarrieVS Makes me wonder what they were using for fuel.

    Anthracite is people!


  • Impossible Mission Players - A

    ...


  • Impossible Mission Players - A

    @aliceif said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    @PJH said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    @accalia said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    not exactly a typo though.

    It is if, like Dvorak keyboards, the and keys are close to each other.

    Same with Pokémon games.

    I was always upset about that TBH.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @CarrieVS said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    All she meant to say was that the heating was on full...

    Well, that fits with both words too… :passport_control:


  • kills Dumbledore

    @loopback0 said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    @sloosecannon Yeah, but...

    0_1483643306362_upload-f854a821-f1f1-4b92-9705-2f3842e954c3

    edit: :hanzo:

    EG NOT IE YOU DOLTS! LEARN SOME FUCKING LATIN!


  • kills Dumbledore

    @CarrieVS said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    I've seen worse, I think. I read a published - not even self-published - novel which consistently got the word for Ancient Roman central heating wrong. Not, by itself, an entirely unforgivable error: it's not really obscure knowledge but it's not exactly universal.

    But... it should have been hypocaust. The word used was holocaust.

    I read a science fiction book a few years ago which featured anti matter weapons. The author had evidently heard of positrons at some point, but was under the impression that it was a synonym for proton, not anti-electron. The best bit was where the anti-proton beam weapon was described as shooting a stream of antipositrons. So... it's a cathode ray tube?


  • SockDev

    @Jaloopa said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    @loopback0 said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    @sloosecannon Yeah, but...

    0_1483643306362_upload-f854a821-f1f1-4b92-9705-2f3842e954c3

    edit: :hanzo:

    EG NOT IE YOU DOLTS! LEARN SOME FUCKING LATIN!

    :fa_flag: :four: :pendant:


  • kills Dumbledore

    @RaceProUK I miss :badger:s


  • SockDev

    @Jaloopa said in Some typos are larger than others...:

    @RaceProUK I miss :badger:s

    This may surprise some, but I do too, kinda. I know I made too big a deal out of one particular type, but other than that, they were fun.



  • @Jaloopa I recall reading something like that too ... do you remember what the book was called?


  • kills Dumbledore

    @cvi 'fraid not. It was several years ago, when I was getting through a hell of a lot of trashy sci fi from a local charity bookshop. The lack of scientific literacy was all that stuck with me


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