20 of the Worst Typos, Grammatical Errors & Spelling Mistakes We've Ever Seen

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“How long did you take to revise this?” “A couple of sec, I mean minutes … ”

“Did you use any editing tools?” “Yes ... the red and green squiggly lines in Word.”

“Please tell me spell check is somehow broken. ” “ … I haven’t used that since 2008 … ”

Whenever the internet devours brands for making typos more cringeworthy than my parents’ joint Facebook account, I picture these conversations ensuing between writers and supervisors.

Because even though they have access to a stockpile of grammar and spelling tools, they still let typos or poor grammar creep into their copy.

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I empathize with these unlucky writers, though. Typos are inevitable. Sometimes, they tiptoe into my blog posts, and there’s nothing I can do about the embarrassment except lock myself in the nap room and wail into a pillow.

But the 20 pen slips below were so hilarious and shocking that my laughter pierced through all my colleagues' noise-canceling headphones. I couldn't stop chuckling at these editing blunders.

So, although our hearts sting for these writers, we decided to share their hysterical typos and grammatical errors. Hopefully, they'll forget the pain and laugh with us too.

20 Funny Typos, Grammatical Errors & Spelling Mistakes

1) We're having a little trouble imagining this.

imagine

Image Credit: 11 Points

2) Just found out The Purge actually happened.

hunters

Image credit: ViralNova

3) "When I grow up, I want to be a technincian!"

cincinnati state

Image Credit: WCPO

4) If you think about it, it is original.

Orignal

Image Credit: Slice

5) Best headline since "Headless Body in Topless Bar".

asdf.

Image credit: The Guardian

6) Ironic Twitter shaming: a dish best served cold.

7) The few and the proud.

daysinn

Image credit: ViralNova

8) The one-two typo punch ...

First, the poster:

lbj poster

Image credit: JimRomensko.com

Then, the apology tweet:

lbj tweet

Image credit: The Chronicle of Higher Education

9) We wouldn't take one.

ded

Image credit: Cheezburger

10) Did someone actually name their kid Sport?

Sport's bar board

Image credit: Flickr

11) Well, at least they admit to their mistakes.

Valley Newss newspaper

Image credit: Jazarah!

12) Did they edit this ad in a New York minute?

reebok typo

Image credit: Engrish and Funny Typos

13) The ultimate silver lining.

find

Image credit: ViralNova

14) Apparently, floor cloth won him seven Tour de Frances.

Rugs

Image Credit: Slice

15) Is it proper grammar?

stella artois typo.

Image Credit: The Huffington Post

16) We'd buy it.

brid

Image Credit: Pleated Jeans

17) What would happen if you pressed no?

Exist

Image Credit: Pleated Jeans

18) She doesn't know it yet, but she's talking about herself.

their

Image Credit: ViralNova

19) We hear he's a little dramatic under water.

scuba diva.

Image Credit: Pleated Jeans

20) Throwback to Googing things.

Spelling error about google

Image Credit: Flickr

What's the worst typo or grammatical error you've ever seen? Share your stories on Twitter!

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in June 2013 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

Want to learn more about grammar mistakes? Check out 11 Embarrassing Spelling and Grammar Mistakes From Brands.

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