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Thank goodness for proof reading

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BlueBelle Sun 13-Jan-19 17:33:12

I just printed out an address label to go to a lady in Greece
Thankfully I read it before sticking it on the parcel my iPad had renamed the lady ...Quasimodo Safari
Have you ever had any computer oops ?

ixion Thu 14-Jan-21 17:32:06

Courtesy of my phone -
Maisie ouija for mais oui
Culture-attempt failure!

Grandmabatty Thu 14-Jan-21 17:08:42

Pogs slightly deviating from the thread but I used to teach a poem called 'Lament for a lost Dinner Ticket' and asked the class what they could tell me about the narrator of the poem. One wee boy confidently told me the narrator was a boy. When I asked how he knew he said,"because his willie is sticking out." The actual line was 'and just their wee wellies sticking oot.' He would not be told otherwise! I hate to think what he told his parents.

Borrheid55 Thu 14-Jan-21 16:45:25

GabriellaG54 how did you go about finding clients? I trained people in Business Writing skills for 25 years. I’d love to proofread now I’m retired.

Grannyguitar Wed 16-Jan-19 14:21:56

I used to live in a village which my computer changed to 'Fornicate ...' every time I typed its name. I could have told the computer, but it always made me laugh so I left it. The way some of my neighbours behaved, it was quite appropriate!

lovebeigecardigans1955 Tue 15-Jan-19 17:09:51

Before computers a colleague typed out an envelope for the Penny Farthing Company but missed out the 'h' which I spotted before it went out.
I asked her how fussy she had to be about envelopes as most of them are barely looked at and discarded? I showed it to her, she laughed and then made me (very young and shy) take it round everyone in the office to share the joke. How we laughed.

Momilsom Tue 15-Jan-19 16:04:17

I once found that in a letter to my solicitor I’d put Dreary Brian instead of “Dear”! Luckily I noticed it

GreenGran78 Mon 14-Jan-19 23:02:06

BradfordLass72 You win the prize. it took about 1 1/2 hours for someone to spot it!

Samiejb Mon 14-Jan-19 22:02:03

I sent the reply to a text and then read it - I had said oink - should have been ok

ecci53 Mon 14-Jan-19 21:38:02

My friend texted me a question. I intended to reply with okey dokey, but it got changed to hello donkey and I sent it without noticing. Friend was rather puzzled.

BradfordLass72 Mon 14-Jan-19 21:18:43

Greengran78 I take it this was a pun?

"I have little faith in a Company that can't spot it's own mistakes." its?

HurdyGurdy Mon 14-Jan-19 20:04:48

Years and years ago, before we had technology to blame, someone in the company I worked for wrote to a client MEANING to say that the work they wanted done would "involve lengthy computations".

What they ACTUALLY wrote was that it would "involve lengthy copulations".

There was a queue grin grin

Jaxie Mon 14-Jan-19 19:42:18

How about a recipe for beefbuggers?

Legs55 Mon 14-Jan-19 18:38:21

POGS grin

POGS Mon 14-Jan-19 18:15:16

I typed the word ' wellies' on an old computer and the spell checker put in ' willies ' and I never noticed until it was too late.

GreenGran78 Mon 14-Jan-19 17:40:48

These have all made me giggle. I remember seeing a Facebook post which was supposed to be text messages from parents to their adult children. I'm sure that some of them were made up, but I was crying with laughter while reading them.
I always check my messages before I send them, having seen some of the terrible mistakes in advertisements and other publications. I have little faith in a Company that can't spot it's own mistakes. Cathay Pacific not noticing that one of its planes had 'Cathay Paciic' on it springs to mind.

Spangles1963 Mon 14-Jan-19 17:15:01

A few months ago,my DD sent me a one word text that was meant to say 'OK'. Her phone changed it to 'Okehampton'. She'd never even heard of Okehampton. grin

Daisyboots Mon 14-Jan-19 15:42:39

I disable predictive text as soon as I get a new phone. Any spelling mistakes are my own due to fat fingers.

grandtanteJE65 Mon 14-Jan-19 15:19:38

In the days when WordPerfect was the most common text program on computers, one young woman I knew wrote in her resumé that she was proficient in WorldPerfect.

Rather unfortunate, as far from being a computer program WorldPerfect was one of the most commonly sold brands of condoms here.

GabriellaG54 Mon 14-Jan-19 15:08:30

I have completed a proofreading/editing course and it's well worth the money.
I now proofread for a hotel chain and 2 publishing houses.
It's well paid and it can be very interesting, however, it's about much more than identifying spelling mistakes.

cavewoman Mon 14-Jan-19 14:59:29

My friend texted inviting me to lunch.
We were to be having vegetable lasagne with her home grown herpes grin

Disneyfan Mon 14-Jan-19 14:56:49

In text my son (who was in the car with my husband, his dad) that I hated predictive text instead it came up as predictive sex!! Him and his dad fortunately had a good laugh. blush

breeze Mon 14-Jan-19 14:43:43

On a CV once - 'My job involved 'severing customers' confused

missdeke Mon 14-Jan-19 13:55:47

My daughter and I used to message each other using only predictive text, some of the results were hilarious.

Willow500 Mon 14-Jan-19 13:42:36

So funny! My DIL's text bloopers are notorious - she's so bad that her phone has now 'learned' the spelling errors which compounds the problem - the messages are often so garbled they're indecipherable although her daughters usually know what she's trying to say grin

blondenana Mon 14-Jan-19 13:36:48

Once saw an ad advertising Cosmic surgery, special offer grin