- Screenshot was taken on the current Buick.com website.
- Spotted this in August, told them about it, said they’d take care of it and never did! It’s still there! They just started trying to sell me a car.
- They spell “navigation” incorrectly as “naviagtion” . You’ve GOT to be kidding!
- Web site typo.
- Joey D.
- I captured the typo by screenshot. As I said, it’s still there to see.
Take it as one typo repeated or as three different typos, but either way, it lands this news story in a world of typo shame.
Here’s the link to the original article posted on WKWB.com: Water Rescue Saves Woman’s Life.
We want to call this a typo, but we know that someone will point out that it is more a matter of poor proofreading.
We would like to remind those skeptics that, to produce an error like this, one types the word twice, and we assert that a typo is not merely the accidental substitution of one letter for another, or leaving out a letter that changes the meaning of a word.
We have never heard of a richshaw before, and we don’t think you have to be rich to ride a rickshaw, so we’re not sure how this typo escaped the editor’s attention.
Spotted on the Charleston City Paper’s web site on March 25, 2011.
We’re giving this typo two categories (newspaper typo AND web site typo), because the web site belongs to a newspaper.
We don’t know whether the print version of this story also had the typo, but if you live in Charleston and have seen a copy of the printed newspaper with this headline, would you let us know?
This may be a case of a spellchecker typo, which is when a writer (or editor) lets spellchecker do their proofing for them and uses a correctly spelled word even though it is the wrong word. But no matter how this typo was created, it wasn’t corrected, and that’s shameful.