There are two career choices where poor spelling can get you in hot water: editor and tattoo artist. In one of these, you could actually endanger your life by making a conspicuous mistake. Guess which one.
This week’s 7-blog roundup is all about unfortunate spelling and grammar accidents. Some of these will make you laugh out loud so make sure you’re in a spot where doing so won’t get you fired.
One of my favourite sayings is “If all else fails, immortality can be assured by a spectacular error”. I always wondered what kind of mistake you’d have to make to qualify as spectacular. I think these tattoo errors nailed it. Here’s a photo of my top pick:
The next stop on our journey into the unfortunate continues the tattoo theme and adds a bit of academia. From The Ten Worst (And Most Regretful) Spelling Mistakes Ever, I picked this as my favourite:
Huffington Post created a gallery of 14 good ones.
BuzzFeed gives us multiple examples of the Top 10 Most Unforgivable Twitter Spelling Mistakes. Their #3 is the verbal equivalent of nails on a chalkboard.
You can’t have a laugh over spelling disasters without including something about autocorrect. Enjoy them.
Last, but not least, is one of my favourite sites in the whole cyber world: Engrish.com. Once or twice a year — when I need something really silly — I go here. I’m never disappointed.