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We're not so different from you. We're human...and thus, we love to laugh at other people's mistakes. That satisfying warmth that comes from laughing too hard at the expense of another's lack of grammatical skill is the very lifeblood that keeps us waking up each morning. And the next best thing to that is to share it with others, so we all may laugh together...forever and ever, until we eventually asphyxiate ourselves in a pompous bliss. Let's see what we have for you lately...

Born in Beer, Bathed in “Bather”?

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Search for the number of Mexican food establishments in Southern California…it’s impossible to find a number. Arguably, some are more qualified than others, and the closer one gets to the border, the better one finds the food! But, we’ll leave that debate to the connoisseurs. One thing is for certain, however: we’re spoiled out here […]

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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Typographical Error Edition)

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

We’ve already called out Bethesda for Fallout 4‘s horrid misspellings and id Software’s treacherous typo in Doom. Unfortunately, we’re going to do the same here with Capcom for its lazy typo, as well. Not much needs to be said here except that Ethan and Zoe surely need to create a serum. But, do they have what THEY need? […]

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To Lift or Not To “Life”: That is the Question…

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Really, MSN? In an era of instantaneous information and apparent charges of “fake news,” legitimate news sources, such as yours, need to get it right–that is, right the first time, and right away. Typos like this are unacceptable. Moreover, this type of sloppiness in no way assists in legitimizing your pivotal role within the First […]

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Hackin’ And Wackin’ And Smackin’ The Typos In Fallout 4.

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Fallout 4 was released in November of last year to critical acclaim…and rightly so. The game is unique, smart, and fun…it is an immersive adventure driven by the “what-if” fears and anxieties that plagued the United States in the 1950s and, unfortunately, came to pass in an alternate reality. Thus, Fallout 4 is a humorous play […]

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“Shcools,” from Sea to Shining Sea.

Friday, May 27th, 2016

In January of 2012, writers from the NY Post wrote about a, “humiliating spelling error.” The error in question was the misspelling of “school” as “shcool” for a crosswalk. East Coast officials blamed the mishap on a, “clueless contractor.” Four years later, we now find “school” misspelled, once again! And this one’s a whopper on the West […]

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Knee-Deep in the Typo.

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

The most recent iteration of the grandiose first-person shooter, Doom, is receiving praise across the board. It is well-deserved since id Software has, indeed, resurrected the granddaddy of the genre and delivered a near perfect mix of nostalgia and modern. We do wish, however, that id Software would have consulted The Editry in the development […]

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Between a rock to a hard place

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Here’s a brief paragraph from the Albuquerque Journal this morning:     See what happened there? “Between 3,000 to 4,500.” This is the sort of mistake that is extremely common, and in fact most people wouldn’t even notice. But it’s very, very wrong. It should read “between 3,000 and 4,500.” Alternately, one could say “estimated […]

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Now THAT’s a typo!

Monday, April 27th, 2015

  Apparently, we can’t expect much of anything from the Editor of this particular book from 1830.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and the “was been” Claptrap.

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

As editors, we do not have much time to indulge in one of our favorite pastimes: gaming! Yep, we are hard-working, big kids with families. Being gamers, nevertheless, the “Borderlands” series is near and dear to us. So, when the 23-year old monthly video game magazine, “Game Informer,” listed the “Top 50 Games of 2014,” […]

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“Promp” and “Circumsance.”

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

One might think the seriousness of the situation in Crimea would “prompt” news editors to avoid major spelling errors in their headlines. Alas, such is not the case at the Washington Post.

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