most embarassing typo?

United States
March 22, 2007 8:59pm CST
What was your most embarassing typo? Mine was in a college paper. I was trying to type "public", but left out the letter "l". Of course no spell check would catch it, and I didn't notice until after the paper was returned to me. I've made other embarassing typos since, but still nothing can top that one.
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@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
23 Mar 07
My Husband had an accident on the way to our honeymoon and at the time I was writing all kinds of letters about it. I had to write a statement about the impact of his accident and wrote "marred life" instead of "married life" but then again that was pretty apt too. Years ago I did a course in computer skills and typing and at the end of it I received a certificate listing skills I had learned. These skills included "tough typing techniques". I'm hoping they meant touch typing because I'm not really a tough kind of person.
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• United States
23 Mar 07
I hope your husband's accident wasn't too serious, and that he's completely recovered. Maybe the school administrators wanted to emphasize how much the teachers put into teaching. They didn't teach just regular typing but tough typing. The muscle-building kind.
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• India
23 Mar 07
lol! That was funny! I however pride myself on being a good typist, so it's very rare that I make a typo. My sense of spelling is also pretty good. In fact, most of my friends ask me to proof-read their documents to find out the mistakes remaining after spell-checking, so I often come across many 'pearls'. One of my friends had written the following: "I passed away from my engineering course with distinction" !!!! The most common mistakes that my friends make are things like 'loose' for 'lose', 'adopt' for 'adapt'. Nothing like the gem that you had!
@Julia3269 (217)
• United States
23 Mar 07
My typos usually result in gibberish. But on another board someone was typing about something sorta boring like typing her term paper. She was probably trying to say. "I tried to shift..." but she left the 'f' out. She never changed it, the rest of the post was nothing special, but we had a great laugh over it.
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• United States
23 Mar 07
That really did make me laugh out loud. If she'd put that in a college paper, it would've been just as bad as mine.
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• Philippines
1 May 07
That must have been a very embarrasing typos Perrygunight. I would have turned red like an apple. So far, I haven't got such an embarrasing event. But thank you for sharing your story. I'll be very careful with typos now..Have a great day! (^^,)
• United States
2 May 07
Thanks. I still blush when I think of it, as a matter of fact. Have a great night!
• United States
23 Mar 07
typos - sometimes they go unnoticed. I think tha most of the time they arent much harm.
I have rather long nails so i deal with typos alot. you may even find some in this response. i dont think I can remeber when my most embarassing typo was but im sure that I have had many...
• United States
23 Mar 07
Sometimes I have to cut my nails so I don't keep having to backspace to change numbers to letters. I remember a nice lady who was a cashier in a grocery store and had incredibly long nails. She never made any mistakes. I wish I knew what she knew.
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• Canada
29 Apr 07
Hmmm..... can't think of a typo as embarassing as that, but I can think of a guy in my class with some sort of speech challenge who, when he tried to tell me I was a good pianist, he said I was a gppd p3nis. I know he couldn't help it, and that's why I was the ONLY one who didn't laugh at the poor guy. A lady I know typoed her own name, recently. It was just on a group of friends, so we all laughed at the fun of it all.
• United States
29 Apr 07
Oh, I've made a lot more embarassing slips of the tongue than typos. One of the most recent was when I was talking to a nurse and referred to patients as 'papers'. None of them heard, fortunately.
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• Canada
29 Apr 07
I got completely tongue tied talking to my boyfriend one day (yes he has that effect on me, and told him all about a great article I'd read in the Yew Nork Times. LOL
@fpd1955 (2075)
• United States
29 Apr 07
I can't say that I have ever had a typo that was as embarassing as yours. Sometimes I miss a letter in a word. I started a discussion here that has the word joined in it, except I typed joned and didn't see it until after I posted. I agree, if you miss the right letter, it can be quite embarassing. PEACE
• United States
30 Apr 07
I had an article on Associated Content, and it's still there actually, that has a word missing. I was typing too fast and left out the word "to", so the sentence makes no sense. I don't know how many people have noticed, but it's kind of like having a bra strap showing or something. How many people notice? Is that the most memorable thing for them? I hope not.