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23rd Nov '16 8:31:32 PM lapetitesinge
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* On ''WillAndGrace'', Jack lands a role on a gritty new cop show "The Badge," but the cast party features posters reading "[[DoubleEntendre The Vadge]]" -- probably, as Jack admits, because he ordered them over the phone and said "B as in 'bagina.'"
4th Oct '16 1:09:56 PM TheLyniezian
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* This trope sets off the whole sequence of events in ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', in which a dead fly falling into a daisywheel printer causes a warrant to be put out for a Buttle instead of a Tuttle, and the poor fellow ends up getting arrested and dying under interrogation.
27th May '16 6:10:02 PM dmcreif
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* [[http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/05/20/anti-gay-republicans-accidentally-pass-policy-that-says-most-texans-have-gay-sex/?utm_source=ET&utm_medium=ETFB&utm_campaign=portal&utm_content=inf_10_60_2&tse_id=INF_14ceb910242911e6b4d0110a784531ce Anti-Gay Texas Republicans accidentally pass a policy that says most Texans have gay sex]], because of a typo.
22nd May '16 4:53:36 PM LinTaylor
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* One ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip had Peter and Jason find their father Roger's college diploma in the attic and wonder why he didn't hang it on the wall like usual. The fact that his name is printed as "Orger" presumably has something to do with it.
13th May '16 11:45:52 PM BURGINABC
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* Happens surprisingly often at cake shops when they are asked to hand-pipe a message on a cake, as frequently documented by the Blog/CakeWrecks blog. [[http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2009/5/4/happy-falker-satherhood.html For example.]]
29th Apr '16 12:33:20 PM pi4t
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* ''Radio/TheNewsQuiz'': The cuttings at the starts of rounds and the end of the program are often victims of this.
15th Apr '16 3:42:18 PM Aspr3
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The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linotype_machine Linotype machine]], invented in the late nineteenth century, sped up the process of turning manuscripts into hot metal type, but provided no way to correct a typographical error short of removing an entire slug line after it was completed. Thus, when Linotype operators realized they had made a typographical error, they would quickly fill out the rest of the line with gibberish text, so a proofreader could easily spot the defect. This was known as a ''pi line'', and was typically produced by simply running a finger down the rows of the Linotype keyboard, which arranged the letters of the alphabet by decreasing frequency of use in English. However, pi lines often made it into print anyway, and thus mysterious references to "Etaoin Shrdlu" appeared in all sorts of publications until computers made hot type obsolete.

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The [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linotype_machine Linotype machine]], invented in the late nineteenth century, sped up the process of turning manuscripts into hot metal type, but provided no way to correct a typographical error short of removing an entire slug line after it was completed. Thus, when Linotype operators realized they had made a typographical error, they would quickly fill out the rest of the line with gibberish text, so a proofreader could easily spot the defect. This was known as a ''pi line'', and was typically produced by simply running a finger down the rows of the Linotype keyboard, which arranged the letters of the alphabet by decreasing frequency of use in English. However, pi lines often made it into print anyway, and thus mysterious references to "Etaoin Shrdlu" appeared in all sorts of publications until computers made hot type obsolete.
26th Mar '16 5:44:02 PM Gallimaufry
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** He also has a bible listing among the commandments "Thou shalt commit adultery". Aziraphale makes a specific hobby of collecting these kinds of bibles.
24th Jan '16 10:21:47 PM laserviking42
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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'': Mr. Peanutbutter repeatedly uses a printer for signs and t-shirts that manages to print both the desired text and the instructions he gave, i.e. 'Happy Birthday Diane and use a pretty font.'
9th Jan '16 1:13:06 PM thatother1dude
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-->'''Lisa:''' (''reading invitation'') Come to Homer's BBBQ. The extra B is for BYOBB.\\

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-->'''Lisa:''' (''reading invitation'') Come to Homer's BBBQ. [[SubvertedTrope The extra B is for BYOBB.\\]]\\



'''Homer:''' That's a typo.

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'''Homer:''' [[DoubleSubversion That's a typo.]]
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