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Old 08-06-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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Funniest OCR typos

Perhaps I'm being juvenille, but I got a good laugh out of these lines from Munsey.com's version of John McPartland's Affair in Tokyo (a good noir novel, regardless of the typos):

I put my anus around Satin Shea and she pushed me away.
“Don't do it, Bob. It's not for us.”

Anyone have some other good ones?
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:13 PM   #2
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He got his bottle out again. He poured himself a shot and drank it down quiddy, as before.

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Perhaps I'm being juvenille, but I got a good laugh out of these lines from Munsey.com's version of John McPartland's Affair in Tokyo (a good noir novel, regardless of the typos):

I put my anus around Satin Shea and she pushed me away.
“Don't do it, Bob. It's not for us.”

Anyone have some other good ones?
Yeah, "rm" -> "nu" is a fairly common OCR error.

Pretty funny to read "He spread his arms wide" with that error in place. Forgot what eBook I saw that in.
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I enjoy the adolescent humor of Google Books' OCR's inability to correctly interpret the "long s" in sucking pig in older documents.
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