Typoes & Mipsrints

One of my pet peeves is the abuse of the apostrophe. One common infraction is the use of "it's" as a possessive pronoun. I have also seen "her's" and "their's," so it is just a matter of time before I see something like, "John really enjoyed hi's birthday present!" (See the quote below from Sean_Driscoll.) Click on the image on the right to see the full-size copy of an ad that appeared in the Dallas Morning News. Then see if you can spot "it's glaring misprint."

I admit that, especially in English, spelling is confusing. For example,
There are three ways to spell two (to, too)
and three ways to spell four (for, fore).
Still, it can be entertaining reading other people's miss takes.

Here is the dashboard parking permit I received when visiting Seven Falls in Colorado Springs. Notice the swapping of "YOU" and "YOUR." If your get to go there, mine hope you trip is as good as I was.

I figured it was inevitable. Ever since I heard of Plano, Texas, I guessed that those people who use a "single stick" for the letter L when otherwise printing in all caps, would lead others to believe there is a city named Piano, Texas. Well, here is an excerpt from a store locator found on-line. (Notice that in addition to a "Piano Store," they also have a "Six Fiags Store." I'm surprised that isn't located in the city of "ARIINGTON.")

Closing story:
A certain memo service uses a human operator to type a message dictated via a telephone call. One caller dictated the message, "Please send XYZ report to John Doe at EDS-dot-com." The operator typed the following: "Please send xyz report to johndoe@idiots.com."


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