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June 13, 2005 12:03 AM

Broken: Discovery Channel book spelling

Dsc01277I found this in a neighborhood bookstore just a few weeks ago. This Discovery Channel "Insight Guide" to the Turkish Coast has one little problem: the book's title is misspelled! The cover shows the correct spelling, "Turkish Coast", but look at what's shown on the spine: TURKSIH COAST.


well someone's gonna get fired. that should have been caught way before the book hit the shelves

Posted by: natethegreat at June 13, 2005 12:30 AM

THAT'S FUNNY! Those dang, big, BONY FINGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

Posted by: Seth Nelson at June 13, 2005 12:53 AM

The font is also broken - why mix lower-case ("a") with upper-case ("T") letters?

Posted by: Andreas at June 13, 2005 02:33 AM

Because it's /hip/.

Posted by: Jello B. at June 13, 2005 03:45 AM

my spelling sucks......but not that bad! still funny though!

Posted by: tc at June 13, 2005 04:01 AM

Great catch Andreas, Im so used to looking at all of today's printed mumbo jumbo, I never would have caught thAt.

Posted by: Ed at June 13, 2005 07:35 AM

Reminds me of one of the early releases of the Word Perfect software - the box had "Word Prefect" right on it. No one caught it.

(I used to work for Novell, the company that bought Word Perfect back in the mid-90's.)

Posted by: Bottom Feeder at June 13, 2005 11:19 AM

Can you say 'Proofreader Pinkslipped'? Heads will or already have rolled over this. If they don't have a proofreader, then they dug their own grave. Jeez, don't go to Turkey on their information!

Posted by: Bob at June 13, 2005 01:41 PM

Am I the only one who thinks that the thing on the spine under the title looks like Michael Jackson is sunglasses?

Posted by: John at June 13, 2005 03:50 PM

No, god knows we've seen too much of him on the news recently.

Posted by: elite marksman at June 13, 2005 07:28 PM

A quick check with Google indicates "turksih" might be a valid spelling for things related to Turkish language. I thought I had seen that before when living in Europe.

Posted by: Ed Hurst at June 14, 2005 12:48 PM

Yeah! Michael Jackson in an Elvis suit!

And even if it is 'hip'...only the 'a' is lower case, even the'I' is in caps. That's just not right!

Isn't it fun being an armchair journalist? I love it!

Posted by: mary cartter at June 14, 2005 01:42 PM


If I type "Turksih" into Google the first page is just obvious typos, often the summary also contains "Turkish".

"Turkik" is the name for Turkish and related languages.

Posted by: Simon Trew at June 14, 2005 09:00 PM

Betcha it was printed somewhere in the Far East, probably China...

Posted by: Doug Miller at June 24, 2005 09:34 AM

Three phrases should be among the most common in our daily usage. They are: Thank you, I am grateful and I appreciate.

Posted by: at December 2, 2005 09:25 AM

for an educational book, well, i personally wouldnt do a report using it

Posted by: spell chequer at March 6, 2006 06:34 PM

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