The spring semester just came to an end, and I spent all five months just waiting to find a typo in one of my textbooks. Textbook typos are my favorite; it’s so ironic to see spelling and grammar errors in books that are used to teach things, is it not?
Well, I didn’t find any typos per se. However, at the end of each chapter in my macroeconomics textbook was a set of review questions, and in one particular chapter I stumbled upon an interesting multiple choice question. Pay close attention to options A and D (you may have to click the pic to enlarge):
Did you catch that? They were the exact same answer! They might as well have done this:
So, I was entertained. It’s not a grammar error, but it is an editing error and I found it pretty funny. Doh!
[Source: Exploring Economics by Robert L. Sexton]