Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion > Current Events

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Apr 17, 2010, 01:31 PM   #1
skunk
macrumors Demi-God
 
skunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Republic of Ukistan
Expensive Mistake

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/8627335.stm

Quote:
An Australian publisher has had to pulp and reprint a cook-book after one recipe listed "salt and freshly ground black people" instead of black pepper.
Penguin Group Australia had to reprint 7,000 copies of Pasta Bible last week, the Sydney Morning Herald has reported.
The reprint cost A$20,000 ($18,000; 12,000), but stock in bookshops will not be recalled as it is "extremely hard" to do so, Penguin said.
The recipe was for spelt tagliatelle with sardines and prosciutto.
"We're mortified that this has become an issue of any kind, and why anyone would be offended, we don't know," head of publishing Bob Sessions is quoted as saying by the Sydney newspaper.
Penguin said almost every one of the more than 150 recipes in the book listed salt and freshly ground black pepper, but a misprint occurred on just one page.
"When it comes to the proofreader, of course they should have picked it up, but proofreading a cook-book is an extremely difficult task. I find that quite forgivable," Mr Sessions said.
If anyone complains about the "silly mistake", they will be given the new version, Penguin said.
Oops!
__________________
"The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted the spoons." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
skunk is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 17, 2010, 02:15 PM   #2
Peterkro
macrumors 68020
 
Peterkro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Communard de Londres
That made me laugh out loud, " and why anybody would be offended we don't know".
Peterkro is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 17, 2010, 02:17 PM   #3
flopticalcube
macrumors G4
 
flopticalcube's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In the velcro closure of America's Hat
Ground black people. Delicious when served with a nice Chianti...
__________________
Read the Rules / Search the Forums / Use a Descriptive Title
Mac Won't Boot?
flopticalcube is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 17, 2010, 07:02 PM   #4
Abstract
macrumors Penryn
 
Abstract's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Location Location
Wait, so what am I supposed to do with all these dead black people? I've already ground some of them up and I'm ready to cook.

Apparently this is not a big deal, so I don't feel so bad about it. I suppose I can use the remaining parts of the carcasses to make some stock.
__________________
"Hard? It's supposed to be hard. Hard is what makes it great!" - Tom Hanks.
Abstract is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 17, 2010, 07:25 PM   #5
unid
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Traffic_island_bay
mix with fusilli tricolore for rastapasta?
unid is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 17, 2010, 10:12 PM   #6
dmw007
macrumors 603
 
dmw007's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Working for MI-6
That is too funny! There is nothing like a good typo to provide a good chuckle.
__________________
3.2 GHz Mac Pro Nehalem
PowerBook 1400cs/133, 450MHz G4 Cube, 500MHz Pismo
iPhone 3GS, 60GB iPod
dmw007 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 17, 2010, 10:16 PM   #7
acurafan
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
hmmm, dark meat.
__________________
macbook (alum) - 2.4ghz, 4gb ram, 480gb ssd | macbook (pro) - 2.4ghz i5, 8gb ram, 480gb ssd | google nexus 4, iphone 4s
"if you got a gun up in your waist, please don't shoot up the place."
acurafan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 17, 2010, 11:05 PM   #8
pukifloyd
macrumors 6502a
 
pukifloyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Arizona/ India
hahaha...that guy is a moron...if he just accepted his mistake it would all be cool...but no..."its not a big deal..."
__________________
Hunt. Or be hunted.
15" 2012 MBP (2.6ghz i7 quad core, 8gb RAM, 750gb HDD, GT 650M 1GB); Canon 1000D (18-55mm, 50mm, & 100-300mm lenses); Ipod Touch 4G; Nexus 4
pukifloyd is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 18, 2010, 12:20 AM   #9
CorvusCamenarum
macrumors 65816
 
CorvusCamenarum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Birmingham, AL
Soylent...black?
__________________
Much of modern liberalism consists of people trying to get revenge on the football players to whom they felt inferior in school.
CorvusCamenarum is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 18, 2010, 12:25 AM   #10
ARF900
macrumors 65816
 
ARF900's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
I LOLED

Cook Book FAIL
ARF900 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 18, 2010, 04:57 AM   #11
RedTomato
macrumors 68040
 
RedTomato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: .. London ..
No doubt merely a modest proposal to solve Australia's immigrant 'problem'.

PS Google is your friend.
__________________
This is a signature.
RedTomato is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 18, 2010, 05:24 AM   #12
skunk
Thread Starter
macrumors Demi-God
 
skunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Republic of Ukistan
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedTomato View Post
No doubt merely a modest proposal to solve Australia's immigrant 'problem'.
Jonathan Swift Rools.
__________________
"The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted the spoons." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
skunk is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 18, 2010, 04:07 PM   #13
ucfgrad93
macrumors G5
 
ucfgrad93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Colorado
Wow, that is too funny!
__________________
If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?
ucfgrad93 is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 20, 2010, 10:38 AM   #14
Disc Golfer
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Disc Golfer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 20, 2010, 10:51 AM   #15
Consultant
macrumors G5
 
Consultant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
That's why they publish an eBook so they can make updates easily.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Disc Golfer View Post
image
LOL. Image uploaded for you:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	7f04_22_how_to_cook_humans.jpg
Views:	26
Size:	22.2 KB
ID:	222993  
Consultant is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 20, 2010, 01:32 PM   #16
mactastic
macrumors 68040
 
mactastic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Colly-fornia
When Typos Attack...

"Honey, will you pick up some fresh black people at the store? I'm all out."
__________________
I salute you Sean [Hannity]. I salute you for bravely standing by a man whose only crime, was breaking federal law.
- Stephen Colbert
mactastic is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 20, 2010, 01:58 PM   #17
H00513R
macrumors 6502a
 
H00513R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Indiana
This is so wrong...but SO funny!
__________________
RETIRED: Apple IIe / Franklin Ace 2200 / Performa 6200 / Power Mac G4 / Nano v5 / Shuffle v3 / iPad v1
CURRENT: 21.5" iMac v6 / iPad v3 / iPhone v5 / Shuffle v4 / AppleTV v3
H00513R is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 20, 2010, 04:05 PM   #18
BobRichards
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Wow, I don't know what I would do if I made a typing error like that. Extremely funny hahaha
__________________
16gb iPad WI-FI Model 80gb iPod Classic 8gb iPod Touch 8gb iPhone 3G
BobRichards is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 20, 2010, 04:35 PM   #19
jknight8907
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Memphis, TN
It really isn't a big deal. It's a typo. It's not like someone said "hey, I hate black people, so I'm going to change 'pepper' to 'people'". If anyone really gets offended at this, it's because they're looking for reasons to be offended.
jknight8907 is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 20, 2010, 04:38 PM   #20
skunk
Thread Starter
macrumors Demi-God
 
skunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Republic of Ukistan
Hey, some of my best friends are black pepper.
__________________
"The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted the spoons." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
skunk is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 20, 2010, 04:51 PM   #21
leekohler
Banned
 
leekohler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Chicago, Illinois
OMG- that is too funny!
leekohler is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 27, 2010, 08:24 AM   #22
Gregg2
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Fun with black pepper

put some water in a bowl

sprinkle on some (dead) black pepper (it floats, just sayin')

coat your finger in dish soap

put your slathered finger in the bowl
Gregg2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 27, 2010, 07:38 PM   #23
rhett7660
macrumors 604
 
rhett7660's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sunny, Southern California
Hmmm... reminds me of a Twilight Zone episode. To serve mankind.

That is funny thou.......
__________________
"It's quite an experience to hold the hand of someone as they move from living to dead."
"Times are looking grim these days, holding on to everything, it's hard to draw the line"
rhett7660 is offline   0 Reply With Quote


Reply
MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion > Current Events

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPad: Well....16 GB was a mistake Z8beema iPad 224 Nov 27, 2013 08:37 PM
Why is the 5C so expensive? NbinHD iPhone 2 Sep 12, 2013 07:12 AM
All iPads: Apple's expensive iPad Mini mistake blergh! iPad 183 Nov 6, 2012 04:02 PM
Expensive..?! Carrotty MacBook Air 16 Jul 2, 2012 12:34 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:43 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC