Sydney, Australia’s Penguin Group is in publishing trouble for a tiny typo that’s turning into a mountain of drama. According to BBC News, The publisher’s cookbook, “Pasta Bible” had 7,000 copies printed before they noticed that one of the recipes, spelt tagliatelle with sardines and prosciutto, called for the dish to include “ground black people”. Can you picture some African American reading that in their kitchen, woah.
Well, Penguin Group’s head of publishing, Bob Sessions, thought that it was a totally “forgivable” mistake on the part of their proofreader saying that proofing a cookbook is an “extremely difficult task.” He almost takes offense to those who might be offended by the mistake. He thought that someone being offended by such a mistake was so “silly” that he’d gladly exchange their copy for the newly edited version which is costing them $18,000 to reprint. Well the reprint did cost a pretty penny, perhaps they will pay closer attention next time.