Well, first, let’s just emphasize that you’re not going to find out all too much about the people behind this site here. Or the person, if you want to get technical. This site, you see, is managed by one person, a reclusive 20-something who prefers to go by the pseudonym “codeman38” in cyberspace, yet who felt like writing this introduction entirely in the first-person plural for some bizarre reason.
Anyway... now that that part is over, more information about the Hall of Shame itself.
To sum things up, The Proofreader’s Hall of Shame is a light-hearted, irreverent collection comprising some of the most noticeable (and notable) typographical errors and slip-ups that we’ve come across in print, on the web, on signs, on TV, and, well, pretty much anywhere else that we could manage to find them.
Trust us; we’ve found some quite interesting and amusing slip-ups in print. Unbelievable misspellings and grammar gaffes that lead us to wonder how nobody managed to notice... double entendres that were quite unintentional... misprints with a strangely ironic bent... you name it, we’ve either found it or are searching for it in our spare time.
And best of all, every error featured in our exhibition includes an actual scan or screen capture from the source; that way, you’ll truly be able to see that, as Dave Barry would say, “we’re not making this up.”