Words: A Fatal Attraction

By Andrew Ivey | Communication

Feb 02

I’m not usually inspired by the indulgent emails purporting to come from war widows or orphans domicile in Nigeria, Sierra Leone or the Congo. Typically they are mendacious and often very dangerous. Rarely funny.

But the one that I received yesterday inspired a chuckle or two on account of a superb typo.

The war orphan’s comment that her deceased father was a highly reputable business magnet had me wondering, “what’s the attraction?”

A good typo can definitely make up for some turgid text in any document or speech. Here’s to spell checker malfunctions.


About the Author

The Principal Trainer at training business Time to Market. Based in Oxford, I run presentation and public speaking training courses, coaching sessions and seminars throughout the UK. Andrew Ivey on Google+