Typo Tuesday, 1/12

This week’s typo comes to us from the Star-Ledger of New Jersey. The Arts column of the Today section (12/29, pg. 28) reviewed the best NJ stage shows of 2015, giving honorable mention to a NY show, the Flea Theater’s production of Happy Days.

“Beckett’s two-person play on a deserted island with a woman buried up to her waste (later her neck) reminded us how funny the playwright can be, even when exploring the bleakness of everyday life.”

I think Beckett would be amused by the homonym mix-up.

The photo that accompanies the mention shows Brooke Adams buried up to her waist in sand. No need to trash the excellent Flea nor accomplished actors Adams and Tony Shalhoub.

Typo Tuesday, 12/29

For the last Typo Tuesday of 2015, I have chosen a tweet with a typo of biblical proportion.

“Steve Harvey @

IAmSteveHarvey

I want to apologize emphatically to Miss Philippians and Miss Columbia. This was a terribly honest human mistake and I am so regretful.”

As the host of the Miss Universe pageant, Steve Harvey mistakenly announced that Miss Colombia was the new Miss Universe. She was actually the runner-up to Miss Philippines.

 

Typo Tuesday 12/15

Today’s post could be subtitled “A Romp through the Real Estate section.”

These aren’t very amusing, but they are noteworthy for belonging to a single organization’s ad column in the New York Times:

Spacious 4 BR, 2 1/2 bath home on great corner proeprty.

Designer decorated, 6 BR, 4 1/2 bth brick Colonial on very picturesque street . . . fin Lower Level w/Rec Rm, temperature controlled wine celler and storage . . . Truly elegant. [Elegant, except for the wine storage]

 

While its ad doesn’t contain a true typo, this apartment is perfect for that special critter in your life:

Studio, no board approval required for renov studio in FS drmn bldg. New kit w/DW. Non-smoking pet friendly.

[Please don’t apply if your dog enjoys cigars, your cat is addicted to nicotine, or your parakeet has a pipe after dinner. Ah for the lack of a period.]