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It’s Just a Typo!

My lawyer, Cheryl Darrow, was helping me to negotiate an important contract.  When I saw the draft she had given to my opponent, I noticed that she inadvertently had given away all of my rights by mistakenly writing in someone else’s name instead of mine.

I pointed this out to Cheryl and she said she would fix it.  However, the next draft contract still had someone else’s name.  Frustrated with this, I sent Cheryl a red lined version of the contract with the name correction, but the third draft she sent to my opponent still had the name of an unknown third party.

So I sent Cheryl an email addressing this, to which she sent an explosive reply:  “Why are you so upset about a little typo!”

I use Cheryl Darrow’s services because she is cheap.

My Bad!
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The names have been changed in this true story to protect the imprudent.

Such substantive error as the one discussed above is generally not considered a typo. Wikipedia has a good discussion of the meaning of the terms “Typo” and “Typographical Error”.

For a tool to intentionally generate typographical errors to be used in an Adwords campaign, click HERE.

For a discussion of the so-called “Wicked Bible” which, due to a word omission by the typesetter, included “Thou shalt commit adultery” as one of the Ten Commandments, click HERE.

“Cheryl Darrow” is a fictitious name for a fictitious person.

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