Hilarious…



From BoingBoing.net:

Penguin Group Australia accidentally published copies of the Pasta Bible containing an unfortunate spell check error. A recipe calling for “salt and freshly ground black pepper” actually read “salt and freshly ground black people.” The company is reprinting 7,000 copies of the book, but not recalling ones that have already hit bookstores. According to the company’s head of publishing, Bob Sessions, it was an honest mistake. From The Age:

“We’re mortified that this has become an issue of any kind and why anyone would be offended, we don’t know,” he said…

“In one particular recipe [a] misprint occurs which obviously came from a spellchecker. When it comes to the proofreader, of course they should have picked it up, but proofreading a cookbook is an extremely difficult task. I find that quite forgivable.

“We’ve said to bookstores that if anyone is small-minded enough to complain about this … silly mistake, we will happily replace [the book] for them.”

Advertisements

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: