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Unfortunate typing errors

Unfortunate typing errors

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Ever had any unfortunate typing errors?  My name ends in Y and I often have to correct RAT to RAY because T is next door on the keyboard.  Sending out a letter signed RAT the accountant is not good form.  Anyway, just about to send an e mail to a new bookkeeper, whom I have not yet met, when the old T and Y problem cropped up.  Glad to see you are busty, said I, when I meant busy.  She was, of course, female and could have been deeply offended.  Luckily sixth sense prevailed and I managed to catch the offending T.  Reminds me of the bosses secretary who sent a report to HQ in the good old USA entitled Pubic expenditure when she meant Public.  Any one else had any disasters?

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By landscaper
26th Apr 2013 15:22

Brian

Throughout my working life I've dealt with lots of Brians - for some inexpicable reason; nearly always type it as Brain - which is actually very apt in most instances :)

 

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By Robert K
26th Apr 2013 15:46

Not a typing error but once had a potential client (couple of smart old ladies) in who wanted to open a hat shop business, They didn't know what to call the shop so I mentioned "Two Hats" with there been two of them and selling hats. They liked the idea but luckily didn't take the name as if you say it quickly..........

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Out of my mind
By runningmate
26th Apr 2013 15:54

Be careful

 . . not to omit the O in accounts!

RM

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By Phil Rees
26th Apr 2013 16:05

This very afternoon I just stopped an email going out  containing the words "unbelievable losses".

This was an autocorrection of "unrelievable".

As for typos, I have sent out many; including a request to sing the accounts. Several of my clients are professional musicians.

 

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By paul.gloverstanbury
26th Apr 2013 16:06

Good for business

A long time ago, in a previous employment, I remember picking up an entry of 'plagues' as a direct cost in the final typed version of a funeral director's accounts....surely it was meant to be plaques but given the potential boost to trade perhaps it wasn't an error!

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By Archon
26th Apr 2013 16:18

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Couldn't get information to resolve a query with client. Emailed to say we need to 'do some more digging'

I hit 'O' instead of 'I'

 

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By squay
26th Apr 2013 17:12

Burnt Fingers

I have occasionally sent an email to clients saying "Thank you for sending back your singed accounts". Once their gone you can can't get them back (sent emails and burnt accounts)!

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By derdle
26th Apr 2013 17:12

Sometimes have to wonder if any of these are "Freudian slips" - especially the "digging" error by Archon! (?)

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By Paula Sparrow
26th Apr 2013 17:19

Spellcheck

I finished off an long email to a client late one evening and was desperate to get home.  The client had mentioned that he was going to Devon and my last line suggested that he needed to pack his wellies.

Spellcheck started picking up errors, which I automatically accepted only to realise that it had changed the first 'e' to an 'i'...in wellies

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By BLUENOSESTEVE
26th Apr 2013 17:25

Misdiagnosis

Not an accountancy one, but my wife is a medical audio typist and once typed a report where a hard of hearing patient was listed as profoundly dead.

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By Roger.Thornton
26th Apr 2013 18:02

Profoundly dead

BLUENOSESTEVE wrote:

Not an accountancy one, but my wife is a medical audio typist and once typed a report where a hard of hearing patient was listed as profoundly dead.

There is actually a "hearing aid" for that condition - it's called a Ouija board .
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By PatriciaRr
26th Apr 2013 17:36

Email to a saxophone teacher.......

nearly went out with a reference to sex lessons! Thankfully got corrected before pressing send.

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By andy.partridge
26th Apr 2013 17:38

Old but true

When I worked in recruitment there really was a candidate, presumably a karate or judo enthusiast, who put his hobby down as marital arts.

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By dstickl
26th Apr 2013 17:46

U ever seen "Baseline" in a pompous report spelt as "Vaseline"?

Have you ever seen "Baseline" in a pompous [forecasting] report spelt as "Vaseline" ? 

derdle's remark - Sometimes have to wonder if any of these are "Freudian slips" - may be spot on. 

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By darren.austin
26th Apr 2013 20:43

Tax Complications

Dragon dictate likes putting Tax Complications for Tax Computations.  Not sure any clients have noticed yet. 

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