These Are The 10 Most Expensive Typos In History

When "darn you auto-correct" doesn't even begin to cover it.

An Ohio woman became a hero for grammar sticklers everywhere in July when she beat a parking ticket because of a missing comma on a street sign. Though the sign should have said "motor vehicle, camper" a dropped comma actually prohibited any "motor vehicle camper" from being parked there longer than 24 hours. Because the woman's pickup certainly wasn't a "motor vehicle camper," she made her case that the sign didn't apply to her. 

While the city did lose out on the $100 or so it would have made off that parking ticket, it's a small drop in the bucket compared to the amount of lost money that other typographical errors have caused.

All Time 10s has made a list of the top 10 typos that have resulted in enormous losses of money. Government officials, high finance stockbrokers, and even NASA engineers prove that nobody is immune from making a mistake every now and again, but the stakes are much higher for some of us than others.


What's the worst typo you've ever made? Let us know in the comments!

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