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Amusing typos

Lienor
03-11-2005, 14:45
Ah, typos. They can make even the crappest, most boring thread seem more interesting.

Post amusing typos you find in the NS forums here, but don't name the poster. That would be unnecessarily cruel.

Let's start off with:
The death penalty is the only punishment that insures that the murderer does not repeat his crimeAmerica and its insurance companies... they're really out of control now if you can buy insurance against dead men commiting crimes.
Eutrusca
03-11-2005, 14:49
Let's start off with:

The death penalty is the only punishment that insures that the murderer does not repeat his crime

America and its insurance companies... they're really out of control now if you can buy insurance against dead men commiting crimes.
That makes no sense to me. And I don't see a "typo." :(
Lienor
03-11-2005, 14:52
"Insure" should read "ensure." The post reads that, should a dead murderer kill again, somebody will be paid some money. :D
The Nazz
03-11-2005, 14:53
That makes no sense to me. And I don't see a "typo." :(
It's not technically a typo--it's a misuse of a term. The proper term there would be "ensure." It's a common mistake.
Compulsive Depression
03-11-2005, 14:53
That makes no sense to me. And I don't see a "typo." :(

It should be "ensure" or "assure", not "insure", I think.
Edit: Dammit, beaten by... Well, everyone.

Not a typo really, but it amuses me when predictive text asks my friends to "in out".
The Nazz
03-11-2005, 14:55
"Insure" should read "ensure." The post reads that, should a dead murderer kill again, somebody will be paid some money. :D
I realize I just followed your post with something similar, but it should be noted that the word "insure" also means "to make sure," and as such, could be reasonably used in the original sentence--it's not the best use of the word, and it's not the most accurate word to use, but it isn't out-and-out incorrect.
Baran-Duine
03-11-2005, 14:55
That makes no sense to me. And I don't see a "typo." :(
That's because it isn't, assure would have been a better word but insure is also correct

in┬Ěsure
1.
a. To provide or arrange insurance for: a company that insures homeowners and businesses.
b. To acquire or have insurance for: insured herself against losses; insured his car for theft.
2. To make sure, certain, or secure.
Eutrusca
03-11-2005, 14:56
"Insure" should read "ensure." The post reads that, should a dead murderer kill again, somebody will be paid some money. :D
Ah! I see now. But as "The Nazz" said, that's not a typo, but rather improper usage.
The Nazz
03-11-2005, 15:01
This, on the other hand, is a perfect example of a typo (at least I assume it's a typo):D .

http://thinkprogress.org/wp-images/upload/nospine.JPG

I know, it's not a NS post, but it's a solid example.
Curantan
03-11-2005, 15:17
Ah! I see now. But as "The Nazz" said, that's not a typo, but rather improper usage.

surely it could easily be a typo - if you're typing too quickly and you accidentally put an i instead of an e?
Anarchic Conceptions
03-11-2005, 15:23
http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/2804/typo7be.jpg

The old ones are the best ;)
Grampus
03-11-2005, 15:37
I used to always think that glass cockes tasted better, now they dont.

I've recently become addicted to cherry cocke.

. (http://forums2.jolt.co.uk/showpost.php?p=9146422&postcount=9)
Colodia
03-11-2005, 15:45
It was on a gamefaqs.com forum...

Topic Title: Help! This guy keeps licking my ass!


:D
Ekland
03-11-2005, 16:00
Every night 30-40 youts took part, especially immigrants.

What is a yout?! :D
QuentinTarantino
03-11-2005, 16:43
one man can impregnate a thousand women (given enough time and Vitamin E), but the reverse is true.

One woman and impregnate a thousand men?
The Nazz
03-11-2005, 16:45
One woman and impregnate a thousand men?
You got me--and then made a typo of your own. :D

Or was that intentional?
QuentinTarantino
03-11-2005, 17:03
intentional, obviously...
Heron-Marked Warriors
03-11-2005, 17:08
What is a yout?! :D

That's not particularly amusing, really
Ekland
03-11-2005, 17:29
That's not particularly amusing, really

It's a movie referance mate.
Osutoria-Hangarii
04-11-2005, 00:03
It's a movie referance mate.
lol you called him mate

totally gay
Frangland
04-11-2005, 00:28
What is a yout?! :D

perhaps the composer meant to type "yurt"
Frangland
04-11-2005, 00:29
It's a movie referance mate.

referEnce

TYPO!
Frangland
04-11-2005, 00:31
Ok, I believe that it's wrong to bash infant's skulls open and force their parents to watch. Do you want to argue the opposite or will you just admit defeat?

INFANTS' (plural possessive)
Chellis
04-11-2005, 01:37
Ok, I believe that it's wrong to bash infant's skulls open and force their parents to watch. Do you want to argue the opposite or will you just admit defeat?

INFANTS' (plural possessive)

Rofl, thats hilarious
Avarhierrim
04-11-2005, 12:09
lol you called him mate

totally gay

whats is so gay about it? he's australian and we're entitled to say mate at the end of every sentence mate.
Kimia
04-11-2005, 12:20
A header in The Australian during the Melbourne Cup talking about a horse was "The Lady of the Turf the Entire of Australia is Riding".

UMMM...
Hobovillia
04-11-2005, 12:21
whats is so gay about it? he's australian and we're entitled to say mate at the end of every sentence mate.
So are we New Zealanders but the only people I hear saying mate are the farmers and the Aucklanders. And by the way, its still gay. I find that Aussie men are really afraid of being gay or being accused of being gay. Here, have a :fluffle: for reasurance (is that how you spell it? Really?)
Avarhierrim
05-11-2005, 00:39
So are we New Zealanders but the only people I hear saying mate are the farmers and the Aucklanders. And by the way, its still gay. I find that Aussie men are really afraid of being gay or being accused of being gay. Here, have a :fluffle: for reasurance (is that how you spell it? Really?)

your asking me how to spell something? wrong person mate. I'm a girl so being considered gay is not a worry.
Avarhierrim
05-11-2005, 00:42
A header in The Australian during the Melbourne Cup talking about a horse was "The Lady of the Turf the Entire of Australia is Riding".

UMMM...

lol