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article imageMisprint of the Day: 'Now season pasta with ground black people'

By Miriam Mannak     Apr 18, 2010 in Food
Making mistakes is only human, but some mistakes are worse - and funnier - than others. Penguin Group Australia knows all about it. It's simply a classic case of "Oops".
A tiny misprint has forced the company to take 7000 copies of the 'Pasta Bible' off the shelves after one particular recipe called for "salt and freshly ground black people".
"We're mortified that this has become an issue of any kind, and why anyone would be offended, we don't know," head of publishing Bob Sessions was quoted as saying.
Penguin commented that the misprint occurred on one page only, and that all other recipes for salt and freshly ground black pepper. This was probably as a result of a computer's spellchecker programme.
"When it comes to the proofreader, of course he or she should have picked it up, but proofreading a cookbook is an extremely difficult task. I find that quite forgivable," Sessions added.
He said it would be extremely hard to recall the stock but if anyone complained about the "silly mistake" they would be given the new version.
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