Re: Typos of the week!

Subject: Re: Typos of the week!
From: Jo Baer <jbaer -at- mailbox1 -dot- tcfbank -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 11:24:14 -0500

A colleague sent this quotation to me: "No passion in the world is equal to the
passion to alter someone else's draft."

H. G. Wells

One of my favorite "typos" was one I found in a manual, describing one of the
bank's products as a "variable-rate, non-interest bearing account." I'd buy a
ticket to watch that happen!


Jo Baer
Senior Technical Writer
TCF National Bank
Minneapolis, Minnesota
jbaer -at- mailbox1 -dot- tcfbank -dot- com

Weakness Through Strength

Fanatics may defend a point of view
so strongly as to prove it can't be true.

Piet Hein

Gilda Spitz wrote:

> Thank you, Susan, and everyone else who responded to Susan's original
> post. I am sitting here at work, laughing hysterically, and literally
> wiping the tears of laughter from my eyes.
> I loved the typo examples, and also the conversation about compulsive
> typo-spotters. I admit - I am one of those people too.
> The last time my husband and I bought a new car, we sat in the dealer's
> office while the car was brought around to the front. The salesperson
> had done all the paperwork, and then had given us the manual to read
> while we were waiting. You guessed it - I spent the whole time spotting
> typos and critiquing the page layout.
> Thanks, all, for a great thread.
> Gilda Spitz


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