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Probably the first and one of the worst typographical errors occurred in 1631, when printers of what is now known as the "wicked" bible were fined 300 pounds sterling. In printing the Ten Commandments, they had omitted the vital word "not" so that the verse read "Thou shalt commit adultery." A thousand copies were ordered to be destroyed, but a few survived. Today they're worth thousands of dollars to collectors. (For the 'Wicked Bible', scroll down to Bible No.1631: http://bit.ly/RareBibles)

Thanks to the computer, typographical errors (now called typos) are much more frequent these days. It's rare to find a web page without them. Most blogs are full of them, because of bad spelling, ignorance, or carelessness. But it's easier to blame Typo.

Text by: Eric Shackle, OhmyNews: http://bit.ly/OMNewsPrinters
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Ode by: Anonymous

In RESPONSE to the Ode, Marian Dyer posted the following in February 26th, 2011:

Felt some empathy with the ode to the typographical error…

Regarding typographical errors
I feel I must agree
Though it doesn’t happen often
It has happened to me
I’ve searched the page and searched again
Not one error did I spy
Until the moment after
The printer ink was dry

That microscopic error
That I couldn’t even spot
Has now become so evident
I feel I’ve lost the plot
Though all the rest is perfect
It matters not one tiny jot
Due to that ‘gigantic’ blemish
My reputation’s shot

(Poem via: http://martymarsh.com/ode-to-the-typographical-error)

The oldest online version of the Ode I found (1948): http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/AAR/AAR19481129-V52-48__B.pdf

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Probably the first and one of the worst typographical errors occurred in 1631, when printers of what is now known as the "wicked" bible were fined 300 pounds sterling. In printing the Ten Commandments, they had omitted the vital word "not" so that the verse read "Thou shalt commit adultery." A thousand copies were ordered to be destroyed, but a few survived. Today they're worth thousands of dollars to collectors. (For the 'Wicked Bible', scroll down to Bible No.1631: http://bit.ly/RareBibles)

Thanks to the computer, typographical errors (now called typos) are much more frequent these days. It's rare to find a web page without them. Most blogs are full of them, because of bad spelling, ignorance, or carelessness. But it's easier to blame Typo.

Text by: Eric Shackle, OhmyNews: http://bit.ly/OMNewsPrinters
Graphic by: http://twitter.com/Quotes4Writers Feel free to share it.
Ode by: Anonymous

In RESPONSE to the Ode, Marian Dyer posted the following in February 26th, 2011:

Felt some empathy with the ode to the typographical error…

Regarding typographical errors
I feel I must agree
Though it doesn’t happen often
It has happened to me
I’ve searched the page and searched again
Not one error did I spy
Until the moment after
The printer ink was dry

That microscopic error
That I couldn’t even spot
Has now become so evident
I feel I’ve lost the plot
Though all the rest is perfect
It matters not one tiny jot
Due to that ‘gigantic’ blemish
My reputation’s shot

(Poem via: http://martymarsh.com/ode-to-the-typographical-error)

The oldest online version of the Ode I found (1948): http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/AAR/AAR19481129-V52-48__B.pdf

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