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.]

Typo Tuesday 12/8

The Rangers clinched a postseason birth with a win against the Angels last night.


Source: A sports channel’s news update, via closed captioning. I’m not sure if it’s really fair to pick on someone trying to type quickly what another person is saying, but aren’t you relieved to know that the Rangers were able to delay their natal day until after the regular season?

Typo Tuesday, 11/24

Unfortunately, I don’t have a typo about turkey, the Thanksgiving holiday, or Black Friday.  However, I do have this meal-related gem:

Do not insert in children

[found on the back of a moist towelette given to patrons of a barbecue restaurant]

This gives new meaning to the ridiculous concept of washing a child’s mouth out with soap.

Introducing Typo Tuesday!

Who doesn’t enjoy a good typo? A single dropped letter, homonym, or other writing mishap can have hilarious results. Each Tuesday I hope to post a new typo. While all will come from actual, published material, names and authors may be changed  or withheld to protect the innocent. My goal is not to shame the authors but to celebrate how we can become tangled up in the “make a rule just to break it” English language.


“Deep in thought, the director furrowed his brow and stapled his fingers together under his chin.”   OUCH.