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(Jim Romenesko)   The Guardian grabs the early lead in the typo-of-the-year contest   (jimromenesko.com) divider line 60
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2014-01-07 01:43:22 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-01-07 01:53:01 PM
Everything on that reads like a typo.
 
2014-01-07 02:01:03 PM
img.fark.net

"he wanks as high as any in Wome!"
 
2014-01-07 02:33:39 PM
letterstotwilight.com
 
2014-01-07 03:00:20 PM

FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 350x229]

"he wanks as high as any in Wome!"


My work here is done.
 
2014-01-07 03:11:08 PM
Can someone translate the rest of that? "The ashes are over, and the pundits' form has been more scratchier than than an Alastair Cook innings"
 
2014-01-07 03:13:21 PM

chndrcks: Can someone translate the rest of that? "The ashes are over, and the pundits' form has been more scratchier than than an Alastair Cook innings"


According to Google.Translate: "The vodka is good, but the meat is rotten"
 
2014-01-07 03:13:47 PM
Let me be the first to say "your blog sucks".
 
2014-01-07 03:14:03 PM

FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 350x229]

"he wanks as high as any in Wome!"


I have a fwiend in Wome you know.
 
2014-01-07 03:16:25 PM
The Gruniad would like to apologize for the sloppy editing in that headline, which, of course, should have read, "The wanking TV commentators".
 
2014-01-07 03:16:34 PM
He has a wife, you know.
 
2014-01-07 03:18:40 PM
Who doesn't enjoy a good scratchy wank? It's almost as good as a good dry beej. Like the Sahara. With lots of teeth...

What were we talking about?
 
2014-01-07 03:21:40 PM

chndrcks: Can someone translate the rest of that? "The ashes are over, and the pundits' form has been more scratchier than than an Alastair Cook innings"


Australia crushed England in a high profile tournament of the world's second most popular sport and the commentary has been as bad as the England captain's leadership.
 
2014-01-07 03:22:32 PM

jedikinkoid: He has a wife, you know.


Incontinentia?
 
2014-01-07 03:24:25 PM

Target Builder: chndrcks: Can someone translate the rest of that? "The ashes are over, and the pundits' form has been more scratchier than than an Alastair Cook innings"

Australia crushed England in a high profile tournament of the world's second most popular sport and the commentary has been as bad as the England captain's leadership.


Cricket worlds 2nd most popular?

By what definition?

I'd be surprised if a sport that only Australia, India and Pakistan give a rats arse about is bigger than say...

Rugby or F1 amongst others.
 
2014-01-07 03:25:50 PM
media.360drinks.com
 
2014-01-07 03:26:20 PM

FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 350x229]

"he wanks as high as any in Wome!"


And we're done here.
 
2014-01-07 03:32:58 PM
As a regular Guardian reader, I would say that it's not a typo.  They really wanted to call TV commentators "wankers".  It was a Freudian slip.
 
2014-01-07 03:37:56 PM
 
2014-01-07 03:40:22 PM
I'm wanking the little anchorman right now so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2014-01-07 03:41:15 PM
Like Hilary Wank.
 
2014-01-07 03:42:56 PM
"Samson the Sadducee Strangler, sir.  Silus the Syrian Assassin. Several seditious scribes from Caesarea. Sixty-seven seers from..."
 
2014-01-07 03:43:26 PM
I have been lucky enough to have some really good female bosses during most of my working adult life.  I have also been deeply affiliated with the inventory at any company I work for, including physical inventories and routine cycle counts.

It is typos during summary reports with the latter that have gotten me in trouble twice now.
 
2014-01-07 03:43:48 PM

Day_Old_Dutchie: ..and it does him good
like it bloody well should!


I saw him play in a local pub, quite some years (decades!) ago, and it was hilarious.I think I still have the album somewhere.
Added bizarreness as he was a regular on maintream TV at the time. "That's Life", I think.
 
2014-01-07 03:44:35 PM

CleanAndPure: Target Builder: chndrcks: Can someone translate the rest of that? "The ashes are over, and the pundits' form has been more scratchier than than an Alastair Cook innings"

Australia crushed England in a high profile tournament of the world's second most popular sport and the commentary has been as bad as the England captain's leadership.

Cricket worlds 2nd most popular?

By what definition?

I'd be surprised if a sport that only Australia, India and Pakistan give a rats arse about is bigger than say...

Rugby or F1 amongst others.


I guess it depends if you go by participation or viewers. There's a lot of people who watch F1, not that many who participate.

A quick Google came up with  http://mostpopularsports.net/in-the-world (where cricket is 3rd) or  http://www.sporteology.com/top-10-popular-sports-world/  where it's second.

Watching is difficult, as big events like the Olympics and World Cup are counted. But, according to  http://sports-facts.top5.com/the-worlds-top-5-most-watched-sporting-e v ents/  the Cricket World Cup is third.

Personally, as an Englishman, apologies to the rest of the world for creating an empire and exporting crap sports.
 
2014-01-07 03:44:38 PM
For some reason, this caused me to come up with a band name: Wayne Kerr and the Tossers.
 
2014-01-07 03:48:00 PM
Apparently, the joke is over.  All it says on the site is that they fixed the typo.

Thanks for ruining my fun...
www.durbnpoisn.comli.com
 
2014-01-07 03:51:18 PM
I hope the copywriter doesn't get off lightly.
 
2014-01-07 03:51:25 PM

FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 350x229]

"he wanks as high as any in Wome!"


Thank you, FlashHarry. Take the next two days off and a secretary out of petty cash.
 
2014-01-07 03:55:30 PM

CleanAndPure: Target Builder: chndrcks: Can someone translate the rest of that? "The ashes are over, and the pundits' form has been more scratchier than than an Alastair Cook innings"

Australia crushed England in a high profile tournament of the world's second most popular sport and the commentary has been as bad as the England captain's leadership.

Cricket worlds 2nd most popular?

By what definition?

I'd be surprised if a sport that only Australia, India and Pakistan give a rats arse about is bigger than say...

Rugby or F1 amongst others.


Rugby's got the same adherents.

Basketball is likely #2, if only because China doesn't give a fig about cricket and they love them some basketball.

China+USA+Russia+Phillipines+Spain > India + Pakistan + England
 
2014-01-07 03:57:56 PM
Another thread about Nancy Grace?
 
2014-01-07 03:58:51 PM
I don't think that was a typo. Most commentators are wankers.
 
2014-01-07 04:03:30 PM
And youw gwards do you find anywing funny about my friend Biggus Dickus?
 
2014-01-07 04:05:56 PM
Maybe it started off as another Jimmy Savile article.
 
2014-01-07 04:17:14 PM
Did anyone else think of Monty Python when you read wanking?
 
2014-01-07 04:18:51 PM
Seems like "wanking" is at least as correct, given the context.
 
2014-01-07 04:20:22 PM
LMAO!
 
2014-01-07 04:27:57 PM

brantgoose: The Gruniad would like to apologize for the sloppy editing in that headline, which, of course, should have read, "The wanking TV commentators".


Beat me to it. I can only add that in a proofreading class I was shown a copy of a brochure for a Navy seminar, with the title "Pubic Policy Seminar." Allegedly this brochure was sent out before anyone noticed said title.
 
2014-01-07 04:30:34 PM
Pretty sure it's nicknamed the "Grauniad' for a reason.
 
2014-01-07 04:31:07 PM

the_rhino: Let me be the first to say "your blog sucks".


Jim Romenesko politely asks that get of his lawn.  He's been "blogging" about the media since before there was an internet.
 
2014-01-07 04:33:24 PM

trappedspirit: Did anyone else think of Monty Python when you read wanking?


I'll wank to Carol Cleveland.
 
2014-01-07 04:57:01 PM

StRalphTheLiar: I hope the copywriter doesn't get off lightly.


Thwow him to the fwow!
 
2014-01-07 04:59:16 PM

Danger Avoid Death: trappedspirit: Did anyone else think of Monty Python when you read wanking?

I'll wank to Carol Cleveland.


I think you mean Carol Cleavage.
 
2014-01-07 05:04:32 PM

Archae hippy: the_rhino: Let me be the first to say "your blog sucks".

Jim Romenesko politely asks that get of his lawn.  He's been "blogging" about the media since before there was an internet.


Hipster blogs suck even harder
 
2014-01-07 05:24:04 PM
 OK, so here it is WITHOUT the funny typo:

"Sport : Ranking the commentators : The Ashes are over, and the pundits' form has been more scratchier than an Alastair Cook innings"

Each individual word is an English word (with the exception of "Alastair"), but they do not form a sentence (or even sentence fragments) when they are put together in that order.  It looks like the gibberish generated by those scripts that automatically make fake webpages for domain squatters.

I'd argue that since the headline consists of random words mashed together in a nonsensical order, "Wanking" is exactly as correct as "Ranking".
 
2014-01-07 05:41:20 PM

Speef: OK, so here it is WITHOUT the funny typo:

"Sport : Ranking the commentators : The Ashes are over, and the pundits' form has been more scratchier than an Alastair Cook innings"

Each individual word is an English word (with the exception of "Alastair"), but they do not form a sentence (or even sentence fragments) when they are put together in that order.  It looks like the gibberish generated by those scripts that automatically make fake webpages for domain squatters.

I'd argue that since the headline consists of random words mashed together in a nonsensical order, "Wanking" is exactly as correct as "Ranking".


It's not gibberish.  It's using cricket metaphors to talk about how well cricket commentators performed.  It's perfectly sensible to the target audience.
 
2014-01-07 05:43:26 PM

RollingThunder: Speef: OK, so here it is WITHOUT the funny typo:

"Sport : Ranking the commentators : The Ashes are over, and the pundits' form has been more scratchier than an Alastair Cook innings"

Each individual word is an English word (with the exception of "Alastair"), but they do not form a sentence (or even sentence fragments) when they are put together in that order.  It looks like the gibberish generated by those scripts that automatically make fake webpages for domain squatters.

I'd argue that since the headline consists of random words mashed together in a nonsensical order, "Wanking" is exactly as correct as "Ranking".

It's not gibberish.  It's using cricket metaphors to talk about how well cricket commentators performed.  It's perfectly sensible to the target audience.


*crickets*
 
2014-01-07 06:01:02 PM
Danger Avoid Death:

img.fark.net

I live a few short miles from that place. Went there once. You could barely see the bare concrete floor because it was buried under discarded peanut shells.
 
2014-01-07 06:08:33 PM

fusillade762: Danger Avoid Death:

[img.fark.net image 230x230]

I live a few short miles from that place. Went there once. You could barely see the bare concrete floor because it was buried under discarded peanut shells.



So, it was covered in busted nuts?
 
2014-01-07 06:09:13 PM
Hey, whatever they command.
imghumour.com
 
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