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Monday, April 28, 2008

Embarrassing Mistake

Wanna see an editor look ridiculous? Here's your chance. Enjoy!



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4 comments:

Merry said...

At least you're not an editor for the State of Oregon.

Our fine state sent out a Voter's Pamphlet the other week.

Yet again the importance of having an editor is made apparent. The correct number to call if you had questions about voting was an 866 phone number. The state sent the pamphlet out with an almost identical number that had an 800 prefix.

When voters called that number, they got a sultry-voiced woman who said “hey there, big boy. Are you looking for young @#$! women? Then call this number…”

(The morning news bleeped the @#!$% word, and I’m ashamed to admit that I’m not sure what it was.)

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

That's a humdinger indeed! I'm so glad that I can truthfully say that I've never, ever done work for Oregon.

hschinske said...

An oversight while spellchecking once led me to advertise myself as having experience with Pacemaker instead of PageMaker. Ack!

Helen

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Bwahahaha! Helen, that's too funny!

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