A funny typo

At my day job, I’m a writer, and a group of us writers often e-mail each other when we come across a funny typo. Now, I have one that I want to share with you. For the past few weeks, BE has been pretending to be a teacher, saying that she’s practicing for when she gets older. Sometimes, she recruits BC to be her student and teaches him math. This typo I’d like to share is courtesy of BE and her math lessons.

I don’t think I have to explain the asterisks – clearly without them, this image would be offensive. But that’s half the humor. It’s amusing that a first grader would unwittingly write this, thinking she was writing “count,” and that this would make me angry. Once I realized that she didn’t intend to write c*nt, I calmed down significantly. Then, I just laughed at myself.

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4 thoughts on “A funny typo

  1. As I teach 7th graders and thus, act like one, I’m snickering, too. Gotta admit, though, that even after being on this planet for 38 years, I still can’t say that word out loud. Just wanted to know this: how did you deal with it? Did you explain why you were laughing?

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