Ridiculous Typos & Piss-Poor Proof-Reading

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  1. Swifty

    Swifty Generation Y

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    It's sad BHS is empty now, I used to buy my Star Wars toys there in the downstairs children's department with my pocket money.

    edit: the figures were £1.99 back then and they sold 20p dinosaurs and 10p bouncy balls :) .. my Mum's favourite anecdote about me was when I got lost in there when I was very young .. I was crying a bit so was taken to a desk for the immortal (as she tells it) store announcement over the tannoy "WOULD MR'S SWIFTY PLEASE COLLECT HER SON FROM THE LADIES UNDERWEAR DEPARTMENT" .. my parents thought it was hilarious and my Mum asked me if I was looking for boobs in the ladies bras .. it was the 70's though ..
     
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  2. Andy X

    Andy X Portent

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    You could've claimed to have been shopping for a birthday present for Georgie Best, superstar.
     
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  3. sherbetbizarre

    sherbetbizarre Special Branch

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    When our local Dixons shut down in the 80's, they put the sign in reverse, leaving it up for ages.

    This inspired my one-time game of Dungeons and Dragons, when I called my character Snoxid the Shit.
     
  4. Schrodinger's Zebra

    Schrodinger's Zebra Endearingly bedraggled in the wind

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    Just spotted this on SKy News website:

    upload_2018-4-25_16-44-35.png

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    I thought it was Planet X ? Or does it mean Plan B? Who knows... certainly not Sky.
     
  5. Bigphoot2

    Bigphoot2 Carbon Based Infestation

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    Donald Trump announces NASA mission to find out where Planet B has gone.
     
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  6. Shady

    Shady WHOOOOOOO ARE YOU?

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    Where is Planet A. ? Should there not have been one ?
     
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  7. Schrodinger's Zebra

    Schrodinger's Zebra Endearingly bedraggled in the wind

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    Aha! Maybe that's what he's telling us! There's no Planet B because there's not even a Planet A.
     
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  8. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Earth is Planet A.
     
  9. Shady

    Shady WHOOOOOOO ARE YOU?

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    So why are we called Earth and not planet A
     
  10. Shady

    Shady WHOOOOOOO ARE YOU?

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    Sorry, didn't see this, theres nothing anymore
    Swifty, put it back, I have told you about taking stuffs
     
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  11. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Macron was just using a line lifted from green politics to illustrate that we only have one planet and we can't bail ourselves out by finding another Earth.
     
  12. Shady

    Shady WHOOOOOOO ARE YOU?

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    True, this is Noahs Ark, we screw this up, we are sunk
     
  13. Swifty

    Swifty Generation Y

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  14. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    Let's hear it for truth in packaging.
     
  15. GingerTabby

    GingerTabby Carbon-based life form

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    I sincerely hope this is a typo. If not, this post belongs in the "Weird Sex" thread:
    Penis sign.jpg
     
  16. EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    Dr_Baltar Left Foot of God

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    Isn't that when you shag your dad to death?
     
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  18. EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    ... Or vice versa ... :gobs:

    SIDE NOTE: I noticed on a later visit that UPI had finally corrected the headline.
     
  19. EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    Press sites should pay more attention to how they condense items for listing as summary teasers ...

    DK-Miss-A.jpg

    (I doubt $90 would pay for as much as the instruction manual ... :btime: )

    SOURCE: UPI online listing, 11 July 2018.
     
  20. maximus otter

    maximus otter Recovering policeman

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    You don't have the "Need to Know"
    You’ll need to find roughly another $349,910 for an AMRAAM. Try looking under the sofa cushions.

    maximus otter
     
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    GingerTabby Carbon-based life form

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    Someone's been reading Jonathan Swift:
    Children's thighs typo.jpg
     
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    kamalktk Justified & Ancient

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    It's a modest sale.
     
  23. AlchoPwn

    AlchoPwn Ephemeral Spectre

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    I thought Planet X is Plan B.
     
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  24. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Yithian Intergalactic Space Crusader Staff Member

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  26. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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  27. Yithian

    Yithian Intergalactic Space Crusader Staff Member

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    Fathering offspring, furthering the human species, foxing her chicken coop--anything would have sufficed if it had begun with an 'F'.
     
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  28. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    WTF, eh? ;)
     
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    cycleboy2 Abominable Snowman

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    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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