one letter difference (True story, so maybe not so funny???)

Discussion in 'Funny Farm' started by Jozhik, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. Jozhik

    Jozhik OSNN Addict

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    I am frequently confronted with mis-spellings of my last name, Krijthe. I see it as Krythe, Krijte, Kryte, it makes you wonder how they misread the name in my e-mail address.

    Anyways, one time I again got a letter sent to W.W. Krijte and complained about it to a friend. She responded by saying: "Don't make such a fuss, it's only one letter!"

    I said "Well, one letter can make a world of a difference. Take for instance the word hunt, you change only one letter...", she interrupted me saying "ok, ok, never mind"

    I finished "...and you have runt, and that's a totally different thing"

    ...for some reason she expected a different word... I wonder why :p ;)
     
  2. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    lol, good point, have to remember that one
     
  3. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    lol...thats funny :p
     
  4. Jozhik

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    Actually, Krythe is an existing name, and I kind a wonder if it's a distant side of the family... or maybe not so distant???
     
  5. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    depends how far away they are. the other side of the world would be pretty distant if you ask me :p
     
  6. Jozhik

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    not at all - one branch of my family has lived in Indonesia for generations :p America is closer than that ;) Thing is, with migration to North America going on for centuries, the link might be way back...
     
  7. joyojoy

    joyojoy Not all there...

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    "One letter difference" true story:
    I was graphic designer for a billboard company and had to do a sign for a racquetball club. They offered "Public Play" and somehow we left the "L" out of "Public". Luckily we caught the typo before it actually got posted in "Public"...
     
  8. Jozhik

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    Good one, and lucky you did see the error before publication... I know a university where they actually had an error like that on the frontpage of a book they used... it said manger instead of manager... can't imagine how they failed to see that...:laugh::laugh:
     
  9. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    sometimes the two "r's in my name looks like one n
     
  10. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    ^^^^

    to easy a shot to take :p
     
  11. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I sst you up, go for it
     
  12. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    well its a short story isn't Perris ;)
     
  13. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    meh

    take another swing, that one didn't quite get there :)
     
  14. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    kind of got me stumped :p
     
  15. angel_2306

    angel_2306 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    hehe thats funny, so many misunderstandings from small things