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Friday, October 26, 2012

The world's worst typos – in pictures

From The Guardian: "A new book details the crime de la creme of typographical errors, from hotel brochures advertising a 'French widow in every bedroom' to political banners declaring President Obama's 'crisis of competnce'. Here are some of the finest."

Early in 2010, Gregorio Iniguez, managing director of the Chilean Mint, was sacked after he authorised the production of 1.5m 50-peso coins that spelled the country's name 'C-H-I-I-E'. By the time he was kicked out it was too late; the coins remain in circulation to this day.

You can take a look at some of the other typos described in the book here. (Thank you for the tip-off, Faye D'Souza.)

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