Just My Typo
From 'sinning with the choir' to 'the large hardon collider'
By Drummond Moir
A compendium of funny typos, the perfect word-lovers'/pedants' stocking filler for Christmas 2012.
From the sublime to the ridiculous, Just My Typo is a hilarious collection of typographical errors, slips of the pen and embarrassing misprints which, like any typo of any kind, should never have happened, cannot be excused, and must not in any way be glorified. Enjoy.
You'll travel back in time to meet great figures from history: Sir Francis Drake (who circumcised the world in a small ship), Queen Victoria (who pissed graciously over the Menai Bridge), and Rambo (the famous French poet).
You'll find moral instruction ('Blessed are the meek, for they shall irrigate the earth') and pearls of wisdom ('love is just a passing fanny').
You'll be outraged by politicians who exploit disasters to boost their pubic profiles; entranced by lambs that gamble in the fields; concerned for a man who was admitted to hospital suffering from severe buns; and appalled to meet 11-year-old twins Helen and Ugh.
Drummond Moir grew up in Edinburgh and studied at St Anne`s College, Oxford and Daiichi Keizai University in Fukuoka, Japan. He has worked in publishing since 2006 and is currently Editorial Director at Sceptre.
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25 Oct 2012
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Picked as one of the Guardian Books of the Year.
'You could put a gentle reminder in your card that "gift" has been used as a verb since the 16th century, and gift a book about language'.
A Guardian Best Stocking-Filler Book 2012. — .
Delightful... as an 1864 edition of the Bible suggested, ''Rejoice and be exceedingly clad!'' — TLS
'Roundly entertaining... the pedant's stocking filler for 2012'. — Bookseller magazine humour picks
Hilarious! Don't read it through in one sitting, tempting as it might be to see what's over the page. You do reach a stage where it's difficult for onlookers to establish if you're convulsed with laughter or in need of medical assistance. — Bookbag
King of the stocking filler books this Christmas... Essentially it's the best most fun chunks of the internet that you're thrilled to see when you're hungover. — Alex Heminglsey, 60SecondReview
Hard to suppress the snorts of laughter when reading this jolly collection of spelling mistakes, sub-editing disasters and misprints. — The Lady