Column: For once, these newspaper typos are intentional

Friday’s column is about newspaper typographical errors, namely, the ones collected in a quaint 1960s paperback. I think the column gets funnier as it goes along as the typos begin piling up in your brain. Hope you enjoy it.

Insider fact: I wrote this column in the summer — of 2012. It’s been languishing ever since. I thought it would be a good perennial that could run during a vacation, but when vacations and holidays came, I had other material that was more timely to use. No harm keeping a column in your vest pocket. You never know when you might need one. Also, it took me a while to figure out a good photo to go with it.

Last week, with another vacation looming, I took another pass through the column to tweak the wording here and there, then took the paperback out to a row of newspaper racks in Claremont for a photo idea I’d come up with. I held the book to obscure the LA Times, not that it really mattered, since the Daily Bulletin in the rack is lost in the glare. And thus was a column born, more than a year after its conception!

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  • Theodore Melendez

    Ummmmmmmm I think the Friday and Sunday editions got mixed up . The print edition is about the Pomonas, I wonder if your editor liked this one better lol ? Oh well 2 columns for the price of one, lucky me.

    • Theodore Melendez

      Ooops I get the joke now . Please disregard the above comment

      • davidallen909

        If the columns were switched, it wasn’t a joke! We’re not that clever.

        • Theodore Melendez

          I guess I have a limited editon copy of the Daily Bulletin then

          • davidallen909

            They appeared in print in the correct order but they were posted online in the wrong order, I guess. I filed a bunch of columns in advance before vacation and inevitably something goes a little cockeyed.

  • DebB

    Oh, this is priceless! Tears are streaming down my face, and I had to set down my tea for fear of spilling it. Thanks so much for a really therapeutic laugh session!

    • davidallen909

      You’re welcome! I did think the mistakes kind of built on each other, one upon another like that. They certainly made me laugh.