The spice apparently didn't flow
A few days ago while reading a book, my daughter exclaimed in surprise: "there is a typo in this book!" I explained to her that "every book" has mistakes, and showed her a couple of random examples. I mentioned that it's not just books... that small mistakes can be found almost everywhere.

Considering the large number of words in the typical book, it's no surprise that a few errors creep in and remain undetected until it reaches the reader's hands. On the other hand, some mistakes are rather extreme, and it is amazing that they go undetected and uncorrected until distribution. I once posted one particularly egregious example of that...

Here is another rather extreme example. This is the slide introducing the second part of the Dune (2000) movie trilogy which, like the second part of the Dune book, is called Muad'dib.

Someone wasn't paying attention. Or rather, several someones...



12 comments so far...

striatic December 09, 2009, 01:16 AM
whups.
David Wilkinson December 09, 2009, 01:19 AM
Some years ago, I wandered into PC World to be greeted by a large display trying to entice me into buying the latest version of Microsoft Office Proffesional. I was quite amused.
GustavoG December 09, 2009, 01:22 AM
Do you have any proff of that?
David Wilkinson December 09, 2009, 01:23 AM
Sadly, I didn't have a camera with me.
linxe December 09, 2009, 03:35 AM
are Fremen dyslexic?
striatic December 09, 2009, 04:52 AM
wonders if Microsoft Office Proffesional has a decent spell checker.
dr_loplop December 09, 2009, 10:39 AM
I wonder how Maud Dib feels about this?
dr_loplop December 09, 2009, 10:40 AM
also, didn't Microsoft Office Proffesional used to have a spell checking papperclip?
Paulo Brabo Team 23 December 09, 2009, 12:43 PM
Too much Water of Life in the blood.
GustavoG December 09, 2009, 04:43 PM
Are you suggesting my copy of the DVD was hacked by a .Net developer?

But yes, to mulch Watter off Liff.

David Lindes March 03, 2011, 04:40 AM
Wonders how the filmmakers pronounced the word... it may have influenced their ability to notice the spelling error. :-o
GustavoG March 03, 2011, 04:45 AM
The actors pronounced it right and clearly, at least.
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