Linguistic almanac released with host of typos

By October 7, 2020Language, New Releases, News

A lexicography book written by TV’s Susie Dent has been released with a host of spelling errors.

Word Perfect was written by Countdown’s resident Dictionary Corner expert and has been described by the publisher as ‘brilliant linguistic almanac’.

However, Dent found out on Thursday that the first printing of Word Perfect, had been completed using an early version, riddled with typos.

“I’m so sorry about this. I’ll be in touch as soon as I can with details on how we’re going to fix it,” said a ‘gutted’ Dent on Twitter.

Publisher John Murray also apologised to fans of Countdown and lingustics who were eagerly awaiting the release. “We’re very sorry that, due to a printing error, early copies of Word Perfect are not word perfect. We’re taking urgent steps to recall these copies, reprint and resolve this swiftly.”

Unfortunately many copies had already arrived in bookstores.

Dent told the media: “I just opened it up and saw there was something wrong in the acknowledgments. And then I had to close it because I felt a bit sick. There are quite a few errors. I haven’t counted them and I don’t really want to.”

Follow Susie Dent on Twitter for some fun and interesting insights into the English language and follow the link below to order Word Perfect. 

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