Monday, January 04, 2010

Typo of the day

Hmmm. Saw the trailer for a movie called Leap Year over the weekend. It looks dreadful (and keep in mind that January is the dumping ground for bad movies), so I won't bother linking to it. But what got me poking around the Web looking for information is that it's clearly either a remake or a rip-off of one of my all-time favorites, "I Know Where I'm Going!".

In the trailer for Leap Year, the heroine's plane is diverted to Wales, where she falls in love with someone other than her boyfriend. Which provoked this subject line from an IMDb user:
Nothing like cheating on your boyfriend in whales

To paraphrase Groucho Marx: Outside of a dog whale, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog whale, it's too dark to read. So you cheat on your boyfriend. (Or something.)


Mark said...

Jeez, that Jonah just can't catch a break. First the thing with the whale, then his girlfriend is unfaithful.

[My mom is Philly born-and-raised, so I always though it odd and exotic that her uncle was from North Wales. And he had completely lost any kind of brogue he might have had back in the old country. Only when I became a cartographer did I find out that (his) North Wales is a town about 30 miles north of Philly.]

M. Bouffant said...

Extra Typo: All the advertising has the title like this: LEAPYEAR.

So I thought it was Leapy Ear for a moment.

Jim Donahue said...

Eons ago, just before I worked there, William Morrow published a book called Slick which appeared on the cover as SLICK. Given the font used, it looked exactly like SUCK. (Kerning helped.)

Jim Donahue said...

Mark-- My grandfather was born in Southampton, England. My sister currently lives in Southampton, New York.