Sunday, January 8, 2012

Typotpourri for the New Year

Remember how I said that I was still collecting typos during my hiatus?  Today we crack open the cache and see what gems lie inside.

From a Fandango story about the Three Musketeers movie that was released in October:

Orklando Bloom talks about his rock star look…

(Oh, come on! Any Lord of the Rings nerd knows that Orlando Bloom portrayed Legolas the elf, not an orc. And besides, “orc” is spelled with a ‘c’, not a ‘k.’)

Headline from a news stations web site:

Man Stuck By Car Killed

Now, at first glance this doesn’t seem too absurd – it’s possible that a man was stuck in snow or mud by his vehicle and then somehow killed. But the opening line of the article sheds light on this typo:

“Eastbound lanes of Highway 50…have reopened after a man was struck and killed by a truck…”

Ah. “Stuck” is not a synonym for “struck.”

Then there’s this line in a Huffington Post article about the terrorist suspect arrested in New York in December:

“(His) mother...cited...increasing frustration with his lack of unemployment as a possible motive…”

(Most people would complain about lack of employment in this economy, but I guess this guy was different.)

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