Funniest typo I have seen thus far!

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Jonathan Pitts | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2013 5:38 AM

Bruce Dunning:

Jonathan Pitts:
Logos has said that resources are double typed, not scanned.

Can someone explain exactly what "double typed" means?

My understanding is that it means that two people type it out and then you check for any differences between the two. In theory, it should be unlikely that the two typists will make the same mistakes.

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2013 5:50 AM

Some books are scanned. https://www.logos.com/features/bookscanner

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GregW | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2013 6:09 AM

Jack Caviness:

Rosie Perera:
For the record, that is not the funniest typo I've ever seen. This one comes up frequently, as a typo for "fact", "far", "art", "part", and so forth. They appear to have fixed most of the occurrences I'd reported in the past, but I just found a few more today.

Knew what was coming when I saw this part, but the quoted text still cracked me up. (Having spent 20+ years in the US Navy may have given me a different perspective on crude language than some others in these forums have Geeked)

I'm now disappointed that I only ever find boring typos to report. I did a search of my library for occurrences of the word above, and actually found a whole lot of legitimate occurrences, but no typos (that I could see, anyway). 


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Geo Philips | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2013 6:23 AM

legitimate uses??? Now I am intrigued

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2013 6:32 AM

Jonathan Pitts:

Bruce Dunning:

Jonathan Pitts:
Logos has said that resources are double typed, not scanned.

Can someone explain exactly what "double typed" means?

My understanding is that it means that two people type it out and then you check for any differences between the two. In theory, it should be unlikely that the two typists will make the same mistakes.

That's what I guessed it meant but that must be expensive.

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Armwood | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2013 6:55 AM
Jack wrote Knew what was coming when I saw this part, but the quoted text still cracked me up. (Having spent 20+ years in the US Navy may have given me a different perspective on crude language than some others in these forums have Geeked) Jack it might be that we are just good old North Carolina people that this is funny.

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2013 7:22 AM
If it is an obvious error, why not fix it? Why leave an error that may make the Logos resource less useful for searches? Maybe add a footnote that gives the printed error, if you feel that is significant.
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Lee:

Logos should correct these typos ASAP.Yes

I fully agree IF they aren't in the original. Logos should NEVER change what was in the original, unless corrected by the publisher/author.

I think they should correct them even if they are in the original. The human eye will read over errors in printed copies, but the Logos search engine will miss picking up a valid search hit (or report false positives). Some people may be really looking for what an author wrote about "modern" times, there was a serious discussion (including papal bulls) about modernism etc. And research into this shouldn't be put at risk due to an OCR reading "modem" in these cases.

For publishers, a printed edition usually is a "fire and forget" situation. Unless they provide an "errata" sheet (which would mean they have a number of serious errors, not just misspellings), they won't ever touch it until the next edition.

To avoid "tampering" with the original, something like a correction overlay (like a visual filter) would be best - keeping the old, users can turn it on/off - and it could be made to accept proposed corrections from the crowd. Now they only need to tell the index to give the search results...

 

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Sleiman | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2013 7:30 AM

You guys should check out this old thread where even funnier typos were found. Trust me and don't read it while drinking anything.

And here's one I found in WBC's commentary on Daniel 3:1

[...] as Nebuchadnezzar’s falling prostate before Daniel (2:46—the same words) implied acknowledgment of Daniel’s God.

(should be prostrate)

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2013 7:46 AM

Michael Childs:
If it is an obvious error, why not fix it?

Because it isn't proper, nor likely legal. The only one with the right (and responsibility) to change the work is the author/publisher.

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JohnB | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2013 8:16 AM

Anyone who has scanned a large old documents that had a handset typeface will have come across words that often get miss-recognised in that document. One I did some time ago insisted in putting 'bath' instead of 'hath'. At least I could use the 'find' facility in word to check out all the usage of 'bath' to see if each should be 'hath' once I had recognised the regularity of the miss-recognition.

I have a GREAT respect for the guys at Logos after my experiences.

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2013 8:41 AM

Jack Caviness:

Rosie Perera:
For the record, that is not the funniest typo I've ever seen. This one comes up frequently, as a typo for "fact", "far", "art", "part", and so forth. They appear to have fixed most of the occurrences I'd reported in the past, but I just found a few more today.

Knew what was coming when I saw this part, but the quoted text still cracked me up. (Having spent 20+ years in the US Navy may have given me a different perspective on crude language than some others in these forums have Geeked)

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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2013 1:28 PM

Sleiman:

And here's one I found in WBC's commentary on Daniel 3:1

[...] as Nebuchadnezzar’s falling prostate before Daniel (2:46—the same words) implied acknowledgment of Daniel’s God.

I hate those exams!

I found the same as in OP in WBC vol 42: comment on Ephesians 5.15

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Geo Philips | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2013 1:37 PM

Yes the WBC was my initial source  ... :)

Beloved:

Sleiman:

And here's one I found in WBC's commentary on Daniel 3:1

[...] as Nebuchadnezzar’s falling prostate before Daniel (2:46—the same words) implied acknowledgment of Daniel’s God.

I hate those exams!

I found the same as in OP in WBC vol 42: comment on Ephesians 5.15

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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2013 2:48 PM

Embarrassed

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2013 2:57 PM

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Spiritual guidance which reveals the Christian obligation to serve Cod here and now as well as later, may be a profitable prescription.

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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2013 3:50 PM

Precisely. These typos are probably OCR errors. And I doubt they would have made it to the print edition, uncorrected.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2013 4:10 PM

Lee:

Precisely. These typos are probably OCR errors. And I doubt they would have made it to the print edition, uncorrected.

Can permission be sought from publishers to correct obvious errors?

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2013 4:52 PM

Greg F:

For what it's worth there are lots of surfers in some of my books (most of them Catholic, who would have guessed?).

"I wish to surfer, because Thou, O Lord, hast suffered; do Thou in every way fulfil Thy will in me, and may it never be the pleasure of Thy Majesty that a gift of so high a price as that of Thy love, be given to people who serve Thee only because of the sweetness they find thereby."

Good one. I just did a search for "to surfer" (which would never be the intended text) and found 17 occurrences.

Logos should really compile a list of errors like these that have been found in the past, which they can know beyond a shadow of doubt are not correct, and do an automated search for all of them every time they produce a new book from an old print source, to flush out these kinds of easy typos and save us all time reporting them later. And it would boost up their perceived accuracy level which would make customers happy.

Graham Criddle:

Geo Philips:
I feel they wait for a scheduled software release to fix typos since otherwise people would be steamed having to restart Logos for every typo fix.

I haven't seen any real relationship between software releases and minor updates (sometimes major releases do require significant updates to core resources but that's a separate issue). Often resource updates are shipped outside of any software release.

They usually save up resource updates for a couple of months or more and do a big batch of them all at once so that we don't have to be getting them in dribs and drabs and having to reindex every day. They used to pre-announce large batch resources updates on the forum (after we complained about the periodic surprises of enormous updates), but they seem to have trailed off in keeping up that practice, especially now that they've implemented the feature where the Home Page tells you what resources have been updated recently (also requested by users).

Bruce Dunning:

Jonathan Pitts:

Bruce Dunning:

Jonathan Pitts:
Logos has said that resources are double typed, not scanned.

Can someone explain exactly what "double typed" means?

My understanding is that it means that two people type it out and then you check for any differences between the two. In theory, it should be unlikely that the two typists will make the same mistakes.

That's what I guessed it meant but that must be expensive.

My understanding is they outsource the typing to non-native English speakers in some foreign country where labor is cheaper. Skilled typists should be reasonably able to type in what they see accurately even if they don't know English, but if they both hit a word that is not very readable in the original, they could make the same mistake and wouldn't know that the word they've typed is not a real English word or is definitely the wrong word for the context. So it is quite possible that mistakes would make it into the final resources this way.

Also, Logos definitely does scan some resources, as Lynden pointed out. And sometimes they acquire digital texts from elsewhere which were already input by a scanning/OCR process. So the errors might be already in the texts they receive.

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Jack wrote Knew what was coming when I saw this part, but the quoted text still cracked me up. (Having spent 20+ years in the US Navy may have given me a different perspective on crude language than some others in these forums have Geeked) Jack it might be that we are just good old North Carolina people that this is funny.

Oh Jack and Armwood. F*rt jokes are funny to pretty much anyone who has ever been a little child before. Some people outgrow them, or their Christian sensibilities make them squelch any hint of delight in that humor. But even the Dalai Lama finds this particular bodily function worthy of giggling about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEJI1lLCMbg

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2013 4:57 PM

Rosie Perera:
My understanding is they outsource the typing to non-native English speakers in some foreign country where labor is cheaper. Skilled typists should be reasonably able to type in what they see accurately even if they don't know English, but if they both hit a word that is not very readable in the original, they could make the same mistake and wouldn't know that the word they've typed is not a real English word or is definitely the wrong word for the context. So it is quite possible that mistakes would make it into the final resources this way.

Thanks Rosie. I learn something new every day and this is one of them for today.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 10 2013 5:15 PM

GregW:
I did a search of my library for occurrences of the word above, and actually found a whole lot of legitimate occurrences,

Geo Philips:

legitimate uses??? Now I am intrigued

Dictionary entries, for one.

But also Martin Luther used that word quite a bit in his writings. And it appears in the Babylonian Talmud, and Erasmus's works, and others. Here are a few examples:

See this thread (six posts in a row back and forth between me and Mark Barnes) for when Mark first discovered this through a serendipitous search for something else.

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