A compendium of funny typos, the perfect word-lovers'/pedants' stocking filler for Christmas 2012.
Drummond Moir grew up in Edinburgh and studied at St Anne`s College, Oxford and Daiichi Keizai University in Fukuoka, Japan. He has worked in publishing since 2006 and is currently Editorial Director at Sceptre.
Hard to suppress the snorts of laughter when reading this jolly collection of spelling mistakes, sub-editing disasters and misprints. * The Lady * King of the stocking filler books this Christmas... Essentially it's the best most fun chunks of the internet that you're thrilled to see when you're hungover. * Alex Heminglsey, 60SecondReview * Hilarious! Don't read it through in one sitting, tempting as it might be to see what's over the page. You do reach a stage where it's difficult for onlookers to establish if you're convulsed with laughter or in need of medical assistance. * Bookbag * 'Roundly entertaining... the pedant's stocking filler for 2012'. * Bookseller magazine humour picks * Delightful... as an 1864 edition of the Bible suggested, ''Rejoice and be exceedingly clad!'' * TLS * A Guardian Best Stocking-Filler Book 2012. * . * Picked as one of the Guardian Books of the Year. 'You could put a gentle reminder in your card that "gift" has been used as a verb since the 16th century, and gift a book about language'. * Guardian *