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Kauai
April 26th, 2010, 01:00 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8627335.stm

An Australian publisher has had to pulp and reprint a cook-book after one recipe listed "salt and freshly ground black people" instead of black pepper.

Hehehe.... :laugh:

And so as to not offend anyone, the publish immediately expressed remorse and that it was a mistake. So yeh, no KKK at work here. x3

Bluerang1
April 26th, 2010, 01:36 PM
What kind of typo is that? xD How funny, I wish I wasn't in such a tense, though not really tense mood. Because if I was relaxed, I would be ROFLing xD

Yusshin
April 26th, 2010, 03:33 PM
Omg lol

That's just terrible. I know some people write things by accident when they're thinking / talking to someone, though. It happens to me often.

Maybe the writer was talking about people and he wrote down "people" instead of "pepper".

Stairmaster
April 26th, 2010, 03:39 PM
I would not have spent $20,000 reprinting those. I'd be surprised if anyone would've noticed, and if they had, I'd tell them to kiss my fat ass.

RuRuBell
April 26th, 2010, 03:48 PM
Can't see why anyone would get offended over that, but it was a very funny typo. :P

Arcanine1993
April 27th, 2010, 07:09 AM
I would pay alot of money to own one of the first books lol!

Ashe~
April 27th, 2010, 07:30 AM
omg. xDDDD

I would have loved to see that in the book.

xJordan360
April 27th, 2010, 07:47 AM
I think significantly less people would laugh if he actually meant to say that. o.o

Fox♠
April 27th, 2010, 08:36 AM
I must aquire this book!

In fairness if it had being white pepper instead of black, no one would of cared, in fact I';m sure 99% of people dont care about this frankly funny mistake, it's just the Political Correctness mob.

Zeph.
April 27th, 2010, 09:07 AM
I'd laugh if anyone actually took that error seriously :P

I saw this on the TV recently. Classic xD

Ray Maverick
April 27th, 2010, 09:42 AM
I'm assuming he wrote what he was thinking...? XD

As the publisher, I'd be very very embarassed.

Zebeedoo
April 27th, 2010, 10:36 AM
Lol wtfudge.

He must of been thinking of weird things when wrote that. :X

ILoveDragonite
April 27th, 2010, 10:40 AM
Oh crap....well i took that recipe literally....am i going to jail...? QQ

robobbiebob
April 27th, 2010, 10:40 AM
salt and black people oooh lol :P

RTHookers
April 27th, 2010, 11:18 AM
http://media.fukung.net/images/12577/3e5b37521d4955742bd4f1fecfbf308f.gif
LOL of teh day ^_^

OT: fail.

Fxcking Tatertots
April 27th, 2010, 11:49 AM
It's definitely a typo. . Most likely the person who wrote it was multi-tasking; therefore not paying attention to what she/he was writing.

Cherrim
April 27th, 2010, 12:21 PM
Originally I felt bad for the editor(s) and proofreader(s) because, to be honest, they're the ones at fault, but in that article (or the one I read, anyway), the publisher specifically said it was a mistake and that their proofreaders really couldn't be held responsible because it's such a tough job on a book like that. Which it is, because really, checking every single line to make sure it reads properly in a cookbook... ugggh. XD; I'm glad they're going out of their way to reprint some copies quickly after a fluke like that but I'm even more glad they aren't recalling every single book. They're just casually sending the new ones off and giving them to people who bought the first print free of charge, should they complain. That is awesome business. :)

General Bravo
April 27th, 2010, 12:22 PM
This deserves epic lulz. I can't imagine how no editor saw that bit, or if they did why they didn't have the common sense to change it.

RACISM IS STILL RAMPANT!!!11!!1!!!!1! lol

Cherrim
April 27th, 2010, 12:28 PM
This deserves epic lulz. I can't imagine how no editor saw that bit, or if they did why they didn't have the common sense to change it.

RACISM IS STILL RAMPANT!!!11!!1!!!!1! lol
Um, fairly easily, actually. Go find a cookbook. Now read every single line of it and check for typos. Not so easy, huh? That's basically what someone had to do and it looks like they slipped up. :P Honestly, though it's their fault, I can't really blame 'em, haha.

Okami Chi
April 27th, 2010, 12:41 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8627335.stm



Hehehe.... :laugh:

And so as to not offend anyone, the publish immediately expressed remorse and that it was a mistake. So yeh, no KKK at work here. x3
Yeah I read this earlier this week. It was so much fail, it tipped the scale and became win. :D

daveyp1997
April 27th, 2010, 12:45 PM
"Pokeball go!" *catches racist guy and his book*

EmeraldSerenade
April 27th, 2010, 02:08 PM
lolwtf? I actually found that quite mean, and I'm not every african american.
How do you make a little typo like that ._.

it must of cost a lot of $ to get that fixed -.-

lx_theo
April 27th, 2010, 02:12 PM
What editor missed that typo? Wow. Funny though, hilarious even

General Bravo
April 27th, 2010, 04:20 PM
Um, fairly easily, actually. Go find a cookbook. Now read every single line of it and check for typos. Not so easy, huh? That's basically what someone had to do and it looks like they slipped up. :P Honestly, though it's their fault, I can't really blame 'em, haha.
Well yeah, but it's not like they just had 1-3 editors(did they?), for the exact reason that it's so huge.

xJordan360
April 27th, 2010, 04:25 PM
Well yeah, but it's not like they just had 1-3 editors(did they?), for the exact reason that it's so huge.

Actually, 1-3 editors sounds about right.

Shadow
April 27th, 2010, 04:36 PM
Well yeah, but it's not like they just had 1-3 editors(did they?), for the exact reason that it's so huge.

Actually, yes, most books only have one editor, rarely more. It's even more problematic as "people" would not pop up in a spell check because it is spelled correctly and you can't run a grammar check in a cookbook's ingredient list for obvious reasons.

Yusshin
April 27th, 2010, 04:36 PM
Well yeah, but it's not like they just had 1-3 editors(did they?), for the exact reason that it's so huge.

I'm sure that typo was located near the middle of the book, so an editor or five even, tired of reading the identical phrase including "pepper" hundreds of times would easily be tricked into reading and believing it says "pepper" and not "people", because they've read it so often that way that it's become drilled and reflexive in their minds.

Even five editors might miss that because of this.

Mike Hawke
April 27th, 2010, 05:02 PM
That's kind of messed up... but still funny! Lol!!