Auto-correct is as dangerous as helpful it can be sometimes. No matter how unfortunate the typo is, all we end up doing is, guffaw at it. Well, one such recent incident that has left the internet in splits is the awkward typo in the headline of a popular tabloid of New York, The Post Journal. The title of an AP story about Hollywood actress Julia Roberts, published in the newspaper read, “Julia Roberts Finds Life And Her Holes Get Better With Age”. Oops, now that’s what can qualify as the typo of the year! Or probably the century.
And, hence, trolls got their daily fodder!
— elizabeth (@eadavisus) December 9, 2018
Who needs subs? Julia Roberts, that's who! pic.twitter.com/FK6aO4jIZf
— Neil McMahon (@NeilMcMahon) December 10, 2018
Headline of the day
Julia Roberts Finds Life And Her Holes Get Better With Age pic.twitter.com/85oU83ijgi
— raf taylor (@truthis24fps) December 10, 2018
Julia Roberts and her improved holes should host the Oscars https://t.co/JMaagiZlc8
— Max Weiss (@maxthegirl) December 11, 2018
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) December 10, 2018
History has been witness to the fact that Netizens are pretty rigid when it comes to grammar and typos. From the universally accepted typo king Donald Trump who was trolled for not knowing the difference between “your” and “you’re” to the inexplicable invention of words by the human dictionary, Shashi Tharoor during Padmaavat controversy, every miss-spelling has suffered the wrath of the internet.
After all, we all have been a victim of such unfortunate miss-spells on our WhatsApp group chats. From writing “I’m going to dead” instead of “bed” or “Read the peeface of this book” instead of “preface” has obligated me to turn off the prediction and spell-check on my phone!
The important question now is: can anyone make a worse typo or shall we award this one already?