Cookbook Calls For “freshly ground black people”

When you work with words, you always try your best to avoid spelling mistakes. But unfortunately, as the Guardian highlight below, Penguin didn’t manage to avoid making a pretty big clanger in this cookbook:

A recipe for tagliatelle with sardines and prosciutto has proved a little too spicy for Penguin Australia, after a misprint suggesting that the dish required “salt and freshly ground black people” has left the publisher reaching for the pulping machine, rather than the pepper grinder.

This has got to be high up on the list of worst typos ever.


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