Benjamin Franklin’s famous adage, “Take time for all things: great Haste makes great Waste” applies to most things, but especially to the printing industry.
This pearl of wisdom teaches that sometimes, you have to slow down long enough to do a good job and long enough to detect errors and correct them.
In the printing business, no truer words are spoken.
One can only imagine the number of errors that can slip through the cracks, when a big printing company, like a Newspaper, is running on a tight deadline. Any time there is a big rush, errors are bound to occur.
Mistakes happen more frequently than you would think.
The following Messed Up Grammar Headlines are Newspaper errors which were detrimental to their particular newspaper and customers:
- Lawmen from Mexico barbecue guests
- Miners refuse to work after death
- Two sisters reunite after eighteen years at checkout counter
- Enraged cow injures farmer with ax
- Smokers are productive, but death cuts efficiency
- Prostitutes appeal to Pope
- Drunk drivers paid $1,000 in 1984
- Autos killing 110 a day, let’s resolve to do better
- Man is fatally slain
- Death causes loneliness, feeling of isolation
- If strike isn’t settled quickly it may last a while
- Deaf mute gets new hearing in killing
- Never withhold herpes from loved one
- Use Clothing to keep warm during winter
- Pregnant girls are vulnerable to weight gain
- Homicide victims rarely talk to the Police
- Death is Nation’s Top Killer
- Females likely to test for women’s diseases
- Putting urine in your ears not recommended to treat sinus infections
- Panda Mating Fails, Veterinarian Takes Over
- Missippi’s Literacy Program Shows Improvement
- Used Toilet Paper – For Sale
- Three lines of jumphed right in her, yappers
- Meat head resigns
- Never Withhold Herpes Infection from a Loved One
- Federal Agents Raid Gunshop, Find Weapons
- Starvation Can Lead to Health Hazards
Although funny to us (and they are funny), the fallout from these mistakes cost somebody some money and considerable embarrassment.
Photo: The four capital mistakes of open source by OpenSource.com