frauenfelder at May 4th, 2014 15:21 — #1
crenquis at May 4th, 2014 15:31 — #2
Mrs. Tipton went over to him and put her anus around his neck.
They just need to uncheck the Burroughsification box in the ocr software.
jimwich at May 4th, 2014 16:11 — #3
The phrase, "TURN AROUND WITH YOUR ARMS UP!" in an old prison novel may still leave one wondering whether there's been an OCR mistake or not...
vrplumber at May 4th, 2014 16:50 — #4
It can be a bit traumatic to have an arm where your anus should be.
churba at May 4th, 2014 16:57 — #5
Well this just casts doubt on my entire google books education about French Large-bore breech-loading Fire-anus.
jewels_vern at May 4th, 2014 16:58 — #6
keming - result of bad kerning
djartwriter at May 4th, 2014 17:04 — #7
Scholars will now argue that macho man Hemingway actually renounced early homosexual tendencies, since he wrote the novel "A Farewell to Anus."
djartwriter at May 4th, 2014 17:04 — #8
'Over The Top' is a heartfelt action thriller in which Sylvester Stallone plays a professional anus wrestler.
davidrfrench at May 4th, 2014 17:21 — #9
My first experience of eBooks was on a Compaq iPAQ which came bundled with a free eBook to demonstrate the wonder of the technology. Why Compaq's marketing people picked a poorly formatted, badly transcribed eBook which not only had OCR errors throughout but also had a completely execrable plot totally escapes me. I guess that's why they were Compaq and not Apple. Let's not do things well, folk, let's do things as cheaply and quickly as possible and to hell with the result.
daniel_segard at May 4th, 2014 17:28 — #10
I first encountered this when I decided to read Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Shadow" on my tablet. (Yes, I purchased the physical book as well, and no, the electronic copy was not from an authorized DRM source). On several occasions the novel said that Bean laid his head on his anus. I tried to picture how very flexible this kid must have been. Bio-engineered indeed.....
sidsalinger at May 4th, 2014 17:33 — #11
It's not just e-books...
I recently re-read Dune (the hardcover edition published by Ace circa 2005) and was surprised by the 10 or 20 spelling mistakes present. They're clearly the result of OCR error since they were all proper words (e.g., "car" for "ear", "hurling" instead of "hurting", etc.).
It got me wondering about how the original works are stored?
eksrae at May 4th, 2014 17:42 — #12
"Click here to download Belladonna's first arm video!"
redesigned at May 4th, 2014 18:08 — #13
History Lesson: During the Cold War the USA and Russia were involved in an ANUS Race that would have lead to mutually assured destruction.
Politics: All ANUS dealers should be required to run background checks before selling ANUS to Americans.
Reactions: His statements had his coworkers all up in ANUS about the issue.
Technology: Many modern factories use robotic ANUS to assemble products.
Conclusion...ANUS makes anything funnier!
timquinn at May 4th, 2014 18:15 — #14
This may require a re-reading of the second amendment.
neueheimat at May 4th, 2014 19:05 — #15
mandybrigwell at May 4th, 2014 19:47 — #16
The great unwashed are already aware that properly formatted versions of their favourite works are the ones produced by fans and populate appropriate ICQ channels. It takes a little intelligence; this post suffices.
the_borderer at May 4th, 2014 20:09 — #17
The Anus-to-Iraq scandal helped cause the downfall of John Major's Conservative government.
xanthestone at May 4th, 2014 20:17 — #18
I love you all, I don't think I have laughed so hard at a group of comments in a very long time.
katkins at May 4th, 2014 20:30 — #19
How many times has the nuclear anus race nearly led to armageddon?
willbueche at May 4th, 2014 21:41 — #20
"He screamed in tenor" was my favorite OCR error in a book I recently proofed. Sadly even if Dune existed in some kind of digital form, the chances that any modern software could even open it are slim. Word can't even open old Word documents - and when it can, it adds many extra lines of garbage. I expect publishing programs are no better in dealing with older files - you simply can't trust what you get when an old file is opened. Paper appears to be the most archival format available.
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