A Steroid Hit the Earth: A Celebration of Misprints, Typos and Other Howlers

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A Steroid Hit the Earth is a catalogue of errors, omissions, mistakes, and other disasters, ranging from the straight typo or the ambiguous statement to the downright bizarre. Each demonstrates a sub-editor or proofreader taking their eye off the ball, preserving the humble misprint as a perpetual source of "schadenfreude." From the holy typo of 1631, when Barker and Lucas' Wicked Bible exhorted people to commit adultery by omitting a crucial "not" from the seventh commandment, A Steroid Hit the Earth reaches back in time to the days before modern printing and our own spell-check obsessed age. It is a joyous and irreverent paean to gaffes of all sorts that have caused confusion, consternation, and outright offence among readers. It will be proof-read six times before publication.

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Martin Toseland is a writer and editor, having worked for both Penguin and HarperColllins. He is an authority on language-related subjects.

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Book Description Anova, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 13.4 x 18 cm. A STEROID HIT THE EARTH is a catalogue of errors, omissions, mistakes and other disasters, ranging from the straight typo or the ambiguous statement to the downright bizarre. Each demonstrates a sub-editor or proofreader taking their eye off the ball, to the delight of millions, every single example preserving the humble misprint as a perpetual source of 'schadenfreude'. From the holy typo of 1631, when Barker and Lucas' 'Wicked Bible' exhorted people to commit adultery by omitting a crucial 'not' from the seventh commandment, A StEROID HIt tHE EARtH reaches back in time to the days before modern printing and our own spell-check obsessed age. It is a joyous and irreverent paean to gaffes of all sorts that have caused confusion, consternation and outright offence among readers, incorporating confessions from insiders - retired newspapermen and typesetters - for the inside story on both what was and what might have been. A highly entertaining and deeply resonant book, appealing to the 'there but for the grace of.' feeling in all of us. It will be proof-read six times before publication. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # MM-41029115

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