Friday, September 14, 2012

Funny Foto Friday: Textbook Funnies

I'll admit, I'm no literary genious.  While I know the difference between there they're and their, I have never been able to figure out affect vs effect.... and don't get me started on how "of" should be spelled "ove".  Love, dove, OF?  Me thinks not.

But, my faults aside (I have a list, it's long), I don't write books - I write a blog.  So, you'd think that people who write textbooks would be a bit sharper on the old grammar machine.  Well, you'd be wrong.  Below are a handful of amazingly horrible textbook typos that make you think.  What happened that would cause this effect??  Or, is it affect?  Crap.  Happy Friday!

I think most editors need to have a middle school mind to catch stuff like this

Oh, I think they got the first part correct.  Four F's indeed

Something tells me that correct verb usage isn't what we should be worried about this

WHAT are they doing on the Asian continent???

Frankly Tom, I don't want to see ANY of that.

What.The.Hell.



BONUS!!!  Streaker actually gets away with it "Warning, naked dude butt"
The best part is how carefully planned this is.  Pays to be a (naked) runner!




18 comments:

Sue's Ramblings said...

You sure that last pic/video ain't you? LOL! Kidding! Have a wonderful weekend - we've a 3-day weekend over here and I'm planning to make full use of it. I.e. do nothing!

Char said...

Everything you put up today made me laugh. And the streaker clip brought back fond memories.

Ernie said...

I've been reading your blog since learning about it after you made a guest post on Katie's Runs for Cookies blog! You never fail to make me laugh! : )

Do you know who Gallagher is? The watermelon smashing comedian? He did some stand up about the English language and other confusing things from school. Pretty funny...you should enjoy it!

http://youtu.be/yDFQXxWIyvQ

Mike said...

Funny stuff Adam! Started my day chuckling, thanks!

M said...

I don't see the problem in the second one....just can't print the real work in text...but the video clip.....loved it!!

Yo Momma Runs said...

The four f's is the best, only because they sound so serious in the rest of that paragraph. This post made my day/ice bath!

Michael said...

These are hilarious!! Thanks for the laughs!

The Banter said...

If only there was an f-word they could have used to replace "mating". Sigh. I'm not sure such a word exists.

Matt said...

whether or not you meant to misspell it, it worked either way...genius...btw, great stuff as always!

Missy said...

Your Friday funnies crack me up.
Every.
Time.
Think about how much went into planning that streak.

Jen said...

I really enjoyed the cat one.

Chris @ OOMFrunning said...

haha - no way some of that is real, right? If you want to see a great escape - have you seen this one from an Astros game last year? Insane - but he got caught on the concourse after his acrobatics.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7B4gic1-qU

LifeisaRun said...

Hahaha, where do you find this stuff?! So funny! Wait, so that's actually what you look like when you run?

andrei jose said...

Pretty hilarious. You have such a keen eye for seeing errors. I like the P.E.R.V. the most. Its quite amusing. Text book author should get a reliable editor.
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B.o.B. said...

I had to add the maths one to see why it was funny. And by add I mean count it out on my fingers. Ok fine, I edited that book.

Jamie said...

So good. Yup definitely had to count out the math one...yup.

Jamoosh said...

I can't wait until our cat is drowning!

Monica said...

Were you, by any chance, running in a 10k today in Corvallis Oregon? I SWORE I saw you - or your doppelganger!