Top 10 Typos That Almost Changed the World


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  • Komere Siegemaker
    Komere Siegemaker  6 hours back

    Hey, I go to college in Muncie!

    • Sawyer M
      Sawyer M  19 hours back

      Jack the ripper doesn’t sound like spelling mistakes but more of a written accent from the way he would speak actually...just saying

      • Vice Forever
        Vice Forever  20 hours back

        Daggum...this hillbilly from Tn feels soooooo much more confedent in just being herself and writing more. Thank nice to look at.

        • SEB1991SEB
          SEB1991SEB  23 hours back

          A googol is a 1 followed by a hundred 0's, not 10 followed by a hundred 0's.

          • Jannette Berends
            Jannette Berends  1 days back

            A hilarious typo is the song “ little green bag”, by George Baker. The original title was a Little Greenback, referring to a dollar. Due to this typo a lot of people think the song is about marijuana.

            I don’t know why because in that time (1969):
            everyone smoked hash, held in aluminum foil to prevent dehydration. Nobody smoked marijuana which had a poor quality back then.
            And I never saw green bags. Marijuana was most of the time sold in paper bags because you needed large quantities to have some effect.

            • timothy folk
              timothy folk  1 days back

              In Ohio there's a couple unincorporated towns that have great names like Batemantown and Deadman Crossing.

              • Justin D.
                Justin D.  1 days back

                To be fair, few (if any) Native American tribes had a writing system of their own and while I'm not an expert on their languages, it's reasonable to assume that the sound systems are significantly different from those of English and other European languages. Any attempt at writing their names for places is an approximation at best and given a hundred years of language changes and millions of people adopting English as a second language (again, from different sound systems), it seems unreasonable to expect that any of the names for places based on Native words are remotely close to what they are "supposed" to be.

                • ear wax
                  ear wax  2 days back

                  It's now known that Arthur Conan Doyle was the ripper. All those letters were fake.

                  • Arterexius
                    Arterexius  2 days back

                    Here's my reply to President Andrew Jacksons response to his spelling error:

                    I have to agree dear friend, but I didn't write the dictionary, nor did I dictate how it should be written. As a slave of the written word, I stand with the unfortunate curse of human annoyance of a first world problem and would most likely correct you none the less. Not because I wish to, but because I am enslaved to do so.

                    • Arterexius
                      Arterexius  2 days back

                      Here's my reply to President Andrew Jacksons response to his spelling error:

                      I have to agree dear friend, but I didn't write the dictionary, nor did I dictate how it should be written. As a slave of the written word, I stand with the unfortunate curse of human annoyance of a first world problem and would most likely correct you none the less. Not because I wish to, but because I am enslaved to do so.

                      • Richard Ball
                        Richard Ball  2 days back

                        Willie Chaffed-Spear 😂😂😂

                        • Stephen Bradley
                          Stephen Bradley  2 days back

                          Agatha Christie did not make a mistake. The character from Appointment with death is Colonel Carbury throughout the novel, NOT Colonel Cadbury

                          • Caliber Kragan
                            Caliber Kragan  2 days back

                            "Not everyone can live in Sparta or Batman" ... Lol Batman

                            • Dirge
                              Dirge  3 days back

                              Funny thing about #7 is how those mistakes kinda just turn into alternate Bible stories. Who wouldn't be interested in reading about the Son who came from thy Lions, or Rebecca and her Camels? Likewise, who wouldn't be fascinated by the blessings of the Placemakers or the wrath of the Printers?

                              • DragonAceSg7
                                DragonAceSg7  3 days back

                                German Chocolate Cake, should be German's Chocolate Cake, a man with (I believe) the last name German submitted a recipe to I THINK a contest but it somewhere became just German Chocolate Cake.

                                • James Alexander
                                  James Alexander  3 days back

                                  Novi Michigan received it's name from the plot marking on a map. It was section number 6. Number is abbreviated No. from the Latin numero.

                                  • Tubmaster 5000
                                    Tubmaster 5000  3 days back

                                    Remember folks: In order to avoid making spelling mistakes, THIMK first!

                                    • cabbievonbump
                                      cabbievonbump  3 days back

                                      Sir, I did not find it interesting, I found it hilarious! BTW, you forgot about Vice President Daniel Quayle. ask him to spell "potato" and he will either spell it with an "e" or turn into the Hulk, blowing a gasket. :-)

                                      • jose el empecinao
                                        jose el empecinao  3 days back

                                        I don't know if is true or not, but I always have been told that the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico got her name because the firsts Spanish explorers who arrived there. The story goes that when the first Spanish expedition arrived to those shores quickly met some indigenous people to whom they asked what was the name of the place where they were. The indegens answered something similar to Yucatan, so that the name. The case is that Yucatan ment I don't understand in their native tongue

                                        • Jameel Choudhury
                                          Jameel Choudhury  4 days back

                                          You spelt Quran wrong

                                          • David Wickliffe
                                            David Wickliffe  4 days back

                                            your Novi (NO-vy, not No-vee)story is a popular urban legend, but not actually supported by anything. The accounts that claim to give details on what the '' was referring to all list things that didn't exist until at least a few decades after the name had already been officially adopted.

                                            • Razar Campbell
                                              Razar Campbell  4 days back

                                              A googol is NOT a ten with a hundred zeros after it, it's a ONE with a hundred zeros after it. Alternatively, it can be as a ten with a smaller 100 written as a superscript above and to the right of the 10.

                                              • domineech
                                                domineech  4 days back

                                                Simon Whistler used to be Simon Whisteler.

                                                • Lisa Holmes
                                                  Lisa Holmes  4 days back

                                                  It's not "no vee," it's "no veye." It was the number six stop for the Pony Express.
                                                  No. VI = Novi

                                                  • Marissa Bones
                                                    Marissa Bones  4 days back

                                                    Printers have persecuted me without cause

                                                    • Nunace
                                                      Nunace  4 days back

                                                      Dyslexic has a part to play in spelling mistakes

                                                      • aegian48
                                                        aegian48  5 days back

                                                        Not really world changing, but I digress.

                                                        Another one you could add would be The Unabombers spellings in his manifesto as that us how he got caught 🤷🏻‍♂️

                                                        • Michael Burgess
                                                          Michael Burgess  5 days back

                                                          I worked for the Department of Public Health. More than once, I mistyped it Department of Pubic Health. Luckily, none of those letters or reports every went far as I know.

                                                          • Jarret Smith
                                                            Jarret Smith  5 days back

                                                            Yeah you mispronounced Novi, hard “I” sound, but that’s my home town and it’s cool and unexpected to hear it in one of these videos lol

                                                          • theemissary1313
                                                            theemissary1313  5 days back

                                                            Sorry to take so long to watch this, but PLEASE, watch the bit about the spelling of Shakespeare with the subtitles on!

                                                            • Jamie MacDonald
                                                              Jamie MacDonald  5 days back

                                                              great parting advice

                                                              • Karla Kirkpatrick
                                                                Karla Kirkpatrick  5 days back

                                                                the wicked bible is actually the truth

                                                                • Neil Biggs
                                                                  Neil Biggs  5 days back

                                                                  America should be Amerigo and Canada should be Kanata.

                                                                  • Pedro Nascimento
                                                                    Pedro Nascimento  5 days back

                                                                    "Karl Smallwood - Author" That name sounds familiar.

                                                                    • Xhumed
                                                                      Xhumed  6 days back

                                                                      Praise Lesus.

                                                                      • Brian Baker
                                                                        Brian Baker  6 days back

                                                                        Blessed are the cheesemakers.

                                                                        • SilverzPlayz
                                                                          SilverzPlayz  6 days back

                                                                          If the *Holy Bible* had typos, and spelt different words, the Christian Faith will be different

                                                                        • Ryan Rafter
                                                                          Ryan Rafter  6 days back

                                                                          did I hear some purposeful mispronunciations or is my Easter egg hunter brain playing tricks on me?

                                                                          • Mark Jarrett
                                                                            Mark Jarrett  6 days back

                                                                            So what is lazy about dyslexia and word blindness

                                                                            • Oralea Ramsey
                                                                              Oralea Ramsey  6 days back

                                                                              I am from Albuquerque and every couple of years the controversy about how it is suppose to be spelled comes up, lol.

                                                                              • Oralea Ramsey
                                                                                Oralea Ramsey  3 days back

                                                                                @Ben Angel yep

                                                                              • Ben Angel
                                                                                Ben Angel  3 days back

                                                                                Albuquerque was supposed to have been properly spelled Alburquerque until 1895, when a postmaster spelled it without the "r"... however, I think that the revised spelling was actually a popular misspelling as I've seen a few pre-1895 sources that use today's spelling.

                                                                            • Gayle Winds
                                                                              Gayle Winds  6 days back

                                                                              There is a town in Alaska named Chicken because no one knew how to spell Ptarmigan, which is Alaska's state bird. So rather than embarrass themselves and end up on a list like this they took the easy way out.

                                                                              • Bryan Wiley
                                                                                Bryan Wiley  6 days back

                                                                                I lived on Novi. 6th train stop is a myth. And it's pronounced NovEYE.

                                                                                • LG
                                                                                  LG  6 days back

                                                                                  I once spelling-mistakingly told my university professor I was a hooker during an online exam. We had to pause for 20 mins because we kept laughing.

                                                                                  I passed my exam. 😂

                                                                                  • LG
                                                                                    LG  4 days back

                                                                                    Toni Bauer teacher 🙊😂

                                                                                  • Toni Bauer
                                                                                    Toni Bauer  5 days back

                                                                                    LG so, what is your profession? I am happy for you that it isn’t hooker.

                                                                                • James Wade
                                                                                  James Wade  6 days back

                                                                                  Lesus beams

                                                                                  • James Wade
                                                                                    James Wade  6 days back

                                                                                    On the other hand, you missed a Youtube trick by not titling your video "Top 10 Typos That Almost Changed The Wordl" 😎🤣👍

                                                                                    • Adriana Zea-Smith
                                                                                      Adriana Zea-Smith  6 days back

                                                                                      Simon, you know I love you guys but you guysmade a spelling mistake on your Business Blaze channel. On the cover shot of your video "5 epic billing blunders", you have "Potatoe priced DVD players". As far as I know, it's 1 POTATO 2 potatoes.

                                                                                      • John Karavitis
                                                                                        John Karavitis  6 days back

                                                                                        7:57 WRONG! A googol is the large number 10100. In decimal notation, it is written as the digit 1 followed by one hundred zeroes. Idiot!

                                                                                        • Ralf DeLonge
                                                                                          Ralf DeLonge  6 days back

                                                                                          It appears that Simon has redefined google and googleplex. Simon, I know that you are only the host so go and admonish the author for this serious math error! LOL ;-)