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Reposted: Typos and other errors - possibly one for Ed?


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Posted by Bill Dashfield on September 22, 2020 at 13:55:32 user BillD.

In Reply to: Re: Typos and other errors - possibly one for Ed? posted by Jon on September 19, 2020 at 18:23:36:

** Cheerfully reposted original post, without references to AR material still under copyright in some countries, to conform to TarBoard norms that I'm now aware of. :) **

Hello all,
Is there a central file/repository of typos/errors in ARs books? And is there a mechanism for getting them corrected by publishers of current editions? Or are they now seen as part of the period charm of the books?

If there is no such file/mechanism, do people think it's worth setting one up?

I was always a little annoyed with "the faint creek of the Death and Glory’s warps" in my father's copy (about 1950, chapter 12 Worse and Worse, first para, p154). My copy (1995) has "the only noise he could hear was the steady breathing of Joe and Bill and the faint creek of the Death and Glory’s wraps."

I don't remember the 'wraps' and wonder if more errors are being introduced in new versions. This is likely to be due to people not knowing nautical or dialect words like 'warps' or 'breaker', and being 'Atomic typos' not picked up by spell-checkers. I recently came across 'water beaker' in Missee Lee, as part of the Swallows emergency equipment - this seems to date from 1942 though.

warm regards from down under
Bill Dashfield



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