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Posts Tagged ‘Typos’

North Korea Journo Says Typo Led to Six Months in Jail

Typos happen. Across the board, high and low, even when the topic or person is as familiar as Roger Ebert.

But imagine paying for such an error with much more than inclusion in a compilation of ridicule or Twitter teasing  from colleagues. This week, as part of the first phase of an historic UN inquiry into North Korea human rights abuses, a former DPRK state journalist outlined the staggering typo-price he was forced to pay:

Former agency journalist Jang Hae-sun said he was jailed for six months for misspelling dictator Kim Il Sung‘s name.

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The Typo Files: Hulu’s Next Investment Should Be a Proofreader

The upside to being sick and bedridden is that I get to indulge in two of my favorite pastimes: Sleeping and television. When awake, Hulu.com is my new best friend, so I was disturbed this morning to find my friend was having trouble putting sentences together. A quick scan of the new featured show descriptions found the following:



Sure, typos happen. To everyone. But there’s a world of difference between a struggling blogger and multimillion dollar business. Hulu raked in $240 million last year. They can afford a proofreader.