The Most Unfortunate Of Typos
I don’t even know what to say about this, guys, but I find it hilarious.
Sarah Welland from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books discovered an extremely unfortunate typo that sometimes occurs in Optical Character Recognition software (OCR). From what I understand, OCRs are software scanners used to convert printed text into digital text that can be used in eBooks.
However, some OCRs apparently have some type of strange…fetish. They autocorrect any reference of “arms” to “anus.” Here are some excerpts Sarah pulled.
“Mrs. Tipton went over to him and put her anus around his neck. ” My dear,” she said, rapturously. ” I have been hoping for years that you would talk that way to me.”
From the title Matisse on the Loose: “When she spotted me, she flung her anus high in the air and kept them up until she reached me. ‘Matisse. Oh boy!’ she said. She grabbed my anus and positioned my body in the direction of the east gallery and we started walking.”
Also: “Mrs, Nevile, in exquisite emotion, threw her anus around the neck of Caroline, pressed Her with fervour to her breast”.
And ‘”Bertie, dear Bertie, will you not say good night to me” pleaded the sweet, voice of Minnie Hamilton, as she wound her anus affectionately around her brother’s neck. “No,” he replied angrily, pushing her away from him.”‘ Well, wouldn’t you?
The moral of the story here is, if you’re using an OCR for converting to a digital book, hire a proofreader.
Or else you might get an anus full of embarrassment. Ouch.