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    There’s a typo in my fortune.

    You begin to appreciate how important it is to share you personal beliefs.

    Posted August 26th, 2014 by Rachel V. in Examples from the Real World

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    Typo on a sign in Kanab, Utah

    Typo on a sign in Kanab, Utah

    Posted July 23rd, 2014 by Rachel V. in Examples from the Real World

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    Diagnosis: Typo!

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    Posted December 23rd, 2012 by Rachel V. in Examples from the Real World

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    Swim, swam, swum

    Someone who writes about sports should know how to conjugate the verb swim.
    From a Yahoo! Sports article:

    With have, has, or had, the word becomes swum. The sentence should read: “Leisel, 26, has swum….”

    Posted July 30th, 2012 by Rachel V. in Examples from the Real World

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    Etymologist or Entomologist?

    These excerpts are from page 163 of the 2011 book Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony. The author is writing about the evaluation of the insect evidence at the crime scene. An expert on the study of insects is an entomologist, but the author refers to such a person as an etymologist,  someone who studies word development and origins.  How this mistake make it past editors–not once, but twice–is beyond me!

    First occurrence of etymologist

     

    And here it is again further down the page.

    Posted June 18th, 2012 by Rachel V. in Examples from the Real World

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    Colassol Onion

    Colassol? Colossal?

    Posted November 23rd, 2011 by Rachel V. in Examples from the Real World

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    God’s Gift to Us Don’t Have to Be Returned

    God's Gift to Us Don't Have to Be Returned

    No, it doesn't!

    Posted October 19th, 2011 by Rachel V. in Examples from the Real World

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