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Funny Typos & Spelling Mistakes

We all make mistakes every now and then. Sometimes they are made by the developers, sometimes they are made by the technical authors or content writers. Here are a few examples of unfortunate typos which serve as a funny reminder to always double-check your copy before it is released!

1. The existential crisis. Are you sure you want to exist?
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Credit to Reddit user /u/psychob

2. Shit happens. A really unfortunate misspelling of shoot by Pentax.

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3. Beyond parody. British Government announces new language test for migrants with an embarrassing misspelling.

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One of the first people to spot the mistake was Nick Wallis from BBC’s The One Show:

4. Child’s Play: It’s important to know the difference between “they’re” and “their”.

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5. Regsiter? Nah, I think I’ll register with a company which doesn’t make spelling mistakes.

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6. Reeding between the lines: I don’t think this Yellow Pages advert was proofread.

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As the examples above show, we’re all human and mistakes do happen but they may cost your website, business or documentation their credibility and sometimes money. Always double-check your copy before publishing it.