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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.Review:
'A Steroid Hit the Earth is full of linguistic delights and treasures. Fantastic.' David Crystal
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