CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- My husband is an editor, for which I'm so grateful.
He's prevented me from shaving myself publicly many times.
I mean, shaming myself.
And there's another editor or two who looks over my stuff before it appears in the paper, a necessity for those who trip over words the way I sometimes do.
Still, I love a good typo. Love them so much I've been saving some of my favorites for the past several years. I especially love the ones that turn what should've been a perfectly innocent sentence into something lewd.
A secretary in a law office sent an email to hundreds of participants who had registered for a conference to inform them of the different workshops that would be available. Her announcement said they would have "sex sessions." She meant "six."
You would think those seeking employment would put the most effort into proofreading their resumes and applications, making certain they're flawless. That isn't the case. After CNN Money's Ask Amy column ran a story about typos on resumes, they were flooded with examples.
One man "directed $25 million anal shipping and receiving operations."
Another claimed to be "great with the pubic."
A resume bragged about being, "Instrumental in ruining the entire operation for a Midwest chain store." While another said they'd "received a plague for Salesperson of the Year."