11 Real (and Hilarious) Newspaper Typos You Won’t Believe Were Printed

"Two cable cars have been arrested recently..."

We Three Kings of Orient are/Bearing golf we traverse afar.

Well, even the Three Kings might make some mistakes. These are other grammatical errors even the smartest people make.

It must cost an arm and a ldkfj.

Spell check would definitely pick up that typo, but it won’t pick up these 9 spelling and grammar mistakes.

I hear he’s toadally a great player.

For the record, “amphibious” means “suited for both land and water.” We’re fairly certain “ambidextrous” would have made much more sense.

We’ve heard about laughing so hard you pee a little, but this

“Self-defecating humor”? Yikes! Thankfully, these short jokes won’t have the same side effects.

 “What’s” doesn’t sound like a very good policy to us.

The editor of this newspaper article might want to read these 8 apostrophe rules that everyone should master.

Looks like you should work on a farm.

Also, not to nitpick, but “not to heavy” makes no sense. Here are some more jokes only grammar nerds will appreciate.

Can’t wait to see what you become, Brian.

Well, Brian, we hope you’ve been at least studying up on these 24 things you’ve been saying wrong the whole time.

Cars behind bars?


Global warming indeed

Yikes! These punctuation mistakes also make people look pretty dumb.

Beware of demons


That was my favorite part too.


Beyond the newspaper, here are some more hilarious typos you won’t believe made it past the editors.

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Meghan Jones
Meghan Jones is a Staff Writer for RD.com who has been writing since before she could write. She graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and has been writing for Reader's Digest since 2017. In spring 2017, her creative nonfiction piece "Anticipation" was published in Angles literary magazine. She is a proud Hufflepuff and member of Team Cap.