Vnad Ladlkj Faldkfj

Here’s a shot of the Times-Picayune, Section C, May 29, 2010.

Vnad Ladlkj Faldkfj

Oops.

I still remember when I discovered the existence of typos and other such mistakes, at the tender age of eight or ten. I was so taken by the concept that mistakes could make their way into print that I began to collect them. I kept my clippings in a box for a black light bulb, which was labeled “Black Light Blub.” In fact, I think it was that “Blub” that first sparked my interest.

The collection is long gone, alas, but I still take a perverse delight in seeing mistakes in print. I’m sure this was an embarrassment to someone at the Times-Pic, but it provided me with a brief moment of amusement. So, thanks.

6 thoughts on “Vnad Ladlkj Faldkfj”

  1. Do you mind if I link to your photo on facebook? I’ve got lots of newspaper friends who will be amused.

  2. That is an epic typo. Good thing for them that they didn’t insert some temporary swear words.

    I think that “Blub” is a great word for “Typo.”

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