Category: Sign Language

“Lost in Translation”

June 30, 2013 by in category Sign Language, Spell check

On the subject of errors in translation and proofreading, I came across this interesting blog post ( about some amusing but costly translation errors. When Parker Pen marketed a ball-point pen in Mexico, its ads were supposed to have read, “It won’t leak in your pocket and embarrass you.” The company thought that the word […]

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When is a typo (typographical error) more than a typo? A selection of the costliest typos in history

March 27, 2013 by in category Sign Language, Typos

We’ve all ¬†been there haven’t we? An urgent piece of work needs to be signed off before going to the printers. It gets reviewed by whoever is available at the time. However, due to time constraints and lack of resource, we rarely dedicate enough time to proofread items before printing.¬† Low and behold, the item […]

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