I was reading an old Ruth Rendell recently, where much of the plot revolves around the homeless/rough sleepers.
One of these spoke of '...some geyser...' as in some bloke or other - I did a double take since to me a geyser is the thing my granny had in her old fashioned bathroom!
I checked in my fat Oxford dictionary and 'geezer' is certainly there. Just surprised that it wasn't picked up either by an editor or by RR herself at the proof-checking stage.
The odd minor typo is often going to get through, but this is definitely not a typo!
Is it just me, or would this have jumped out at anyone else?
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