The perfect typo

I have recently tired my hand at writing

From here.

No, I’ve checked, it was a typo. But what a lovely one, he’s trying to point out that this classical liberal thing is the way to make the poor richer, to allow the dispossessed to possess and so on and the slip from I have tried to I have tired my hand is simply lovely.

He’s not entirely right as I’m not and nor are you. But try it out, anyone capable of creating, by a slip, a phrase that I’m going to steal (and oooh, I will) is worth a try.

4 thoughts on “The perfect typo”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    I thought this was about Ritchie – and I think we know how he might have hurt his wrist. Now the wife is not speaking to him.

    Totally off topic, I think it is important to get this on record:

    Basically all the medical advice of recent times is nonsense. Eat what you want in moderation and stop being such a lard ar$e is about the only advice worth trusting. Part of the on-going collapse in Western institutions – none of our ruling class are even mildly competent.

  2. I did like the About page; “I haven’t done this bit yet”.

    There’s a refreshing honesty there, with a longing, optimistic, almost yearning hinted at by the single, simple, “yet” , that many, more technical, stylists would do well to consider.

    Also, no comma splices.

  3. “I have recently tired my hand at writing”

    I still don’t understand.

    Was the typo “tired” or was it “writing”?

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