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« on: December 06, 2011, 07:11:53 PM »

"A recipe for tagliatelle with sardines and prosciutto has proved a little too spicy for Penguin Australia, after a misprint suggesting that the dish required 'salt and freshly ground black people' has left the publisher reaching for the pulping machine, rather than the pepper grinder."
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2011, 07:21:19 PM »

That's funny. It reminds me of this bit from Curb Your Enthusiasm:

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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011, 09:27:02 AM »

When Robert Kline interviewed the remaining Monty Pythons, the guys brought along an urn with Graham Chapman's ash's
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2011, 10:27:44 AM »

Spell check is a wonderful thing. Pity it can't tell when the word is wrong.

My question is whether this is an error or somebody's joke that slipped past the proofreaders. I've seen it happen in newspapers. It happened to me many years ago. Nothing serious, just a headline that suggested (if you have a dirty mind) that you could call a certain local businesswoman for a blowjob. Thankfully, it passed for a typo, and it had gone past many other people after me who failed to notice anything.

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