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FUNNY FRIDAY: Typographical errors that made it through editing are often funny

Typographical errors that made it through editing are often funny

From the society column: “Mrs. John King entertained members of the Friday Boob Club.”

From news interview: “I have lived here for a long time. Besides this, my wife has man interests here.”

From local news: ” The fifth grade chorus sang, “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Been.”

From a Situation Wanted-ad – “Houseworker, plain, crook, reliable.”

From local news: “Mary Skinner was slightly bruised yesterday afternoon when a car struck her in front of the bank. Henry Smith, the driver, picked her up, and feeling her all over to make sure no bones were broken, insisted on taking her home where he could make a closer examination.

“Change Your Wife Through Prayer will be the sermon subject Sunday.”

Item from a newspaper – “Representatives of teachers’ organizations appeared before the board to ask for a further cost-of-loving adjustment in wages.”

VINEGAR OF THE FOUR THIEVES: Recipes & curious tips from the past – This book is a compilation of some of the funny and helpful tips from our past history. Some recipes and tips date back to 1770s. One or two sound a little dangerous and I would never try them myself, but I’ve included then in this book for their humorous and historical value. A few are useful, especially for our ‘green’ society today

Vinegar of the Four Thieves: Recipes & Curious Tips from the Past (Paperback)

By (author):  Donna R Causey
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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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