One 17th-century typo may have had an incalculable cost in moral terms. In the so-called “Wicked Bible” of 1631, the word “not” was omitted from the seventh commandment, resulting in the entreaty, “thou shalt commit adultery”. The printers were fined £300 for inadvertently corrupting public morals.Read the rest of the story. We would really like a copy of that Wicked Bible. It sounds even more interesting than the original.
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
The High Cost of Typos
This comes from an article in the Irish Times (you can tell it's authentic because the period is outside the quotation marks, in the British style):
Posted by Martha Brockenbrough at 5:25 AM