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Re: Biggest spelling mistake or typo affecting law

Postby tph » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:29 pm

I seem to be quite apt at missing out the word hesitate in letters and emails. As in 'if you have any further queries do not contact me'. I've seen a few howlers on legal documents. One was an agreement to build a bridge which omitted to include the date by which it had to built, thus making the agreement almost worthless.
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Re: Biggest spelling mistake or typo affecting law

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:07 pm

Which reminds me of the Wicked Bible, which ommitted the word "not" from the seventh commandment...

The Wicked Bible wrote:Thou shalt commit adultery


In a similar vein, was their not also a case recently in which the word "not" was drowned out of a jury's verdict by an unfortunate cough?
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Re: Biggest spelling mistake or typo affecting law

Postby atticus » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:35 pm

That rings a bell.
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Re: Biggest spelling mistake or typo affecting law

Postby jantra » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:57 am

I was working at a bank and I had been shown a letter from a Mr MVO who had written to complain that his name was actually Mr Joe Bloggs MVO (being Member of the Victorian Order). Mr Bloggs proceeded to suggest would the bank address someone with a doctorate as Dear Mr PHD.
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Re: Biggest spelling mistake or typo affecting law

Postby atticus » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:07 am

I had a colleague who was on a bank's mailing list as Mr Bloch-Macantab.
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Re: Biggest spelling mistake or typo affecting law

Postby jantra » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:20 pm

atticus wrote:I had a colleague who was on a bank's mailing list as Mr Bloch-Macantab.

:lol:
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Re: Biggest spelling mistake or typo affecting law

Postby miner » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:37 pm

I once had a customer who was called Mr P Downward. And another called Mr R E Sole. He always include his middle initial........
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Re: Biggest spelling mistake or typo affecting law

Postby atticus » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:12 pm

Do he?
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Re: Biggest spelling mistake or typo affecting law

Postby zebedee » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:13 pm

Sir Richard Casement was hanged on a comma.
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Re: Biggest spelling mistake or typo affecting law

Postby atticus » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:15 pm

You can read about Sir Roger Casement here: http://www.emwa.org/PastTWS/FatalcommaClark.pdf
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