Typo of the day
Found this while reviewing an ALTA/NSPS survey for another local firm.
The sentence should have said: ........those concerns affecting title.......
What it really said was:........those concerns affection Title...........
The surveyor appreciated my note and sent the following email to the draftsman (with a copy to me): I'm going to tell Holy how much you love your job and that it wasn't a typo.
When I worked at a civil engineering firm, there was a phrase that was supposed to be "cut to fill" in the tender document. The project manager, through a Freudian slip, had an extra "n" in the "cut" part of the phrase. I will leave it to the reader to determine the location of the "n" within the word "cut."
But, yes, it did say that.
And, yes, every contractor ripped into him for it with very jovial replies.
Had a standard note on design plans one time that referred to "Truck Caliper" vs. Trunk Caliper" (not as bad as the other additional "n" but, oh well)
Years ago I saw an ad for a new total station model in a professional magazine like POB back in the day. The ad touted the accuracy as 5 inches in the specifications. Clearly the ad company layout folks took ", not as seconds, but as inches. Hard to believe that the customer had proofed the ad, or missed that if they did. I remember thinking "5 inches at any distance within the capability of a TS is nothing to brag about."
While not a typo it fits the topic. I remember back in the 90s an engineer marked up a set of plans for drafting edits and put a big red circle around a very cluttered area and placed a comment 'too much clutter'. The drafter drew a big red circle and put a note on the plans ' too much clutter'.
My favorite is when attorney Deborah Oseran called me and asked why the dog was so sad. I had "depressed cur" instead of "depressed curb."
cad software & spell-check... "BLDG" noted inside the lines of a small building shown on the survey, changed to "BALD"
wish I would have caught that one 🙃
I cannot count how many times I pointed out the usage of "pubic" where the word "public" was more appropriate.
My ex-wife loved to read books. Somewhere in all that reading she had encountered the word---facade. She had never heard it used in a sentence, but she knew what it meant. One day during a business meeting she used that word. Others stopped and looked at her oddly. The one says, "Oh, you mean facade." He said fuh-sod. She had said fah-kade.
Much like a certain Rhode Island placename. How could Quahog possibly start with a KO sound?
Had a field tech years ago that wrote 'silk fence instead of 'silt'. The contractor, and everyone else, started calling him Silky until he left the firm.
Many years ago I staked the centerline of a dith at one station because I was so tired...
A local contractor several years back wrote "Back of crub" on a lath; had that picture up for a long time on one of our walls of shame in the office.
In San Diego County it is somewhat standard practice to call what I would coin a "Lead, Tag and Tack Stamped ......" a "Lead and Disk Stamped .....", got a call from a paralegal with a sense of humor about 10 years back asking if we could provide more detail about the "FD Lead and Dick's".