This Is Better Than That Book Cover With the Woman With Three Hands

I’d have thought that one of the advantages of e-books was that one could swiftly fix really amusing typos like this one, but from the sound of it that didn’t happen.  On the other hand, a big disadvantage of owning this puppy on the kindle is that it presumably Amazon will get around to making it as if it never happened, which will seriously dial down the awesome quotient of the book (and also means that first edition won’t potentially be worth tons of money as it could be in physical form).  People never talk about this sort of thing in these discussions of the ebook revolution.

By the way, thanks to all my beta readers who spotted a similar typo in one of my manuscripts.  If only Susan Andersen had such alert betas.

Update: Over at Making Light, they discuss the other thing that occurred to me when I read this, namely why so many people seem to assume that the verb in question is irregular (so to speak).

~ by smwilliams on September 15, 2011.

2 Responses to “This Is Better Than That Book Cover With the Woman With Three Hands”

  1. That was priceless. Where, may I ask, do you find these things?

  2. Oh, I was just on Language Log, looking up arguments to use against people who tell me not to end sentences with prepositions. I can’t remember where I originally ran across the thing about the three-handed woman, though (

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