Epic Fail: Funny F--- Ups in Print

It seems incredible how many people working with the written word use simple language like Steve Buscemi uses a wood chipper. Here are some great examples:

 

Books

The Bible from 1631...

 Even the Bible needs a copy-editor!

Even the Bible needs a copy-editor!

 

Education

What's the one word a university should be able to spell correctly?

 Missouri State University can't spell 'university'

Missouri State University can't spell 'university'

 

Posters

'Unlimited Possibilities' is one way of putting it...

 Consider carefully what you're enrolling for at university

Consider carefully what you're enrolling for at university

I swear that this menu fail appearing next is a coincidence.

 Marketing also needs a copy-editor

Marketing also needs a copy-editor

 

Newspapers

Did they feel silly or ssilly?

 Why can't a newspaper spell its own name?

Why can't a newspaper spell its own name?

Another entry in the 'Worst Word to Spell Incorrectly' category.

 Newspaper can't spell 'spelling'. Where was the editor?

Newspaper can't spell 'spelling'. Where was the editor?

 

TV

In the 'Liable to Cause Brain Pain' category...

 Fox mispells 'illiterate'. Editors!

Fox mispells 'illiterate'. Editors!

Final proof that editors are needed for TV too:

  News: too hard for adults

News: too hard for adults

 

Politics

If you're running to be president of America, what's the one word you should spell correctly?

 If you're running for president, maybe hire an editor for your campaign

If you're running for president, maybe hire an editor for your campaign

 

Harmful

So what's the harm in making mistakes like this? No-one's died. Maybe not, but a lot of reputations have. That brand you've spend years building, that product you've spent years prototyping, and that book you've spent years writing....imagine pushing them all through a wood chipper. 

Don't rush it out the door. Don't be proud. Hire an editor.

If you've got some more great examples of Epic Fails in the written word, post them in the comments and make the rest of us feel smart. Hopefully what you post won't be a mistake I've made in this post!

What are some of the most terrible mistakes you've seen in print? Please tell me all about them in the comments.