Dubai: A proofreader’s paradise

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any mistakes, but that’s not because there haven’t been any! Here are a few from the last few weeks (or is it months?)…

Item 2: Rock mussel's - this was at Casa de Tapas at the Park Hyatt

Item 2: Rock mussel’s – this was at Casa de Tapas at the Park Hyatt

It's Marble Arch, thank you very much

It’s Marble Arch, thank you very much

I think the vineyard is Wolf Blass?

I think the vineyard is Wolf Blass?

From when?

From when?

Mast and butter rum cake? Maybe they mean 'moist'?

Mast and buttery rum cake? Maybe they mean ‘moist’? This was in Jamaica…

This really shocked me. The cover shows the correct date (29.08.14) but the spine says 29.09.14!

This really shocked me. The cover shows the correct date (29.08.14) but the spine says 29.09.14!

To be held where?

To be held where?

Life is a song, love is a lyrics... Oh God, no.

Life is a song, love is a lyrics… Oh God, no.

Poor Sheena. Given a sex change without her knowledge...

Poor Sheena. Given a sex change without her knowledge…

Basel in Swaziland? Ridiculous.

Basel in Swaziland? Ridiculous.

What's in A name? Shakespeare must be rolling over in his grave.

What’s in A name? Shakespeare must be rolling over in his grave.

Surely they mean Abu Dhabi and not Aby Dhabi.

Surely they mean Abu Dhabi and not Aby Dhabi.

They've been together since 203? That's a bloody long time!

They’ve been together since 203? That’s a bloody long time!

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2 thoughts on “Dubai: A proofreader’s paradise

  1. richmalpass says:

    My favourite was a restaurant in Deira that boasted on their sign that ‘We Believed In Good Food’ – as if they had given up on the concept! I also enjoyed the ‘Compassion’ Fruit Juice that I drank once in Bur Dubai. The Emirate is full of cheap giggles:

    http://lovelanguageloveliterature.com/2014/10/02/the-little-things-i-miss-about-dubai-part-3/

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