Category Archives: Cap’n Typo

Cap’n Typo: The U.S. Constitution’s “Pensylvania”

I already hear you out there pleading. “Say it isn’t so, Cap’n Typo! Say there isn’t a typo in the Constitution!” Well, I hate to burst your bubble, but this typographical error thing goes all the way to the beginning and all the way to the top. I don’t think there’s a record of why…

Cap’n Typo: Martha Stewart’s “Crap Salad”

crap salad

Much thanks to my friend Steve in Seattle for capturing this one, via DirecTV. No wonder she just wants to focus on her salad!

Cap’n Typo: Atlantic’s Stephane Grappelly

You know you’ve got troubles when your own label can’t spell your name right. Luckily, Stephane Grappelli went on to have a long and successful career anyway.

Cap’n Typo: Lorem Ispum

“Lorem ipsum” is placeholder text that has been common since the mid-20th century and may have been used as far back as the 16th century. The closest Latin counterpart is “dolorem ipsum” meaning “pain itself,” which is what I feel for the folks who misspelled it on their ad below. At least the WE Network…

Cap’n Typo: Coctail Jazz

This typo would have been a classic on its own, but the Bond-era Sean Connery lookalike on the cover (not to mention a lead-off artist listing of Frank Zappa) lift it to another level of awesomeness.

Special Redundancy Issue

Hmmm. This makes me wonder what they write about the other 11 months of the year. It’s like Narcolepsy Magazine doing a special issue on sleep.

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