Call Me, Ismael: #LiteraryTypos on Twitter

Twitter’s trending topics is enjoying a resurgence of #literarytypos, an exercise in changing a letter or two in the title or well-known line of a famous book to create a groan-worthy variation. If you haven’t already done so, join the fun over at Twitter—or better yet, add your own in the comments below!

Some of my favorite literary typos:


“Call me, Ishmael.”


Vanity Hair


The Wine in the Willows


The Couch of Monte Christo


Of Lice and Men


Madame Ovary


Remembrance of Thongs Past


The Great Catsby


Gone With The Wine


The Kite Ruiner


“A rose by any other name would smell as sweat”

Now go ahead and add your own in the comments below! You know you want to!

 Candace Johnson is a professional freelance editor, proofreader, writer, ghostwriter, and writing coach who has worked with traditional publishers, self-published authors, and independent book packagers on nonfiction subjects ranging from memoirs to alternative medical treatments to self-help and on fiction ranging from romance to paranormal. As an editorial specialist, Candace is passionate about offering her clients the opportunity to take their work to the next level. She believes in maintaining an author’s unique voice while helping him or her create and polish every sentence to make it the best it can be. Learn more here, and follow her on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

5 thoughts on “Call Me, Ismael: #LiteraryTypos on Twitter”

  1. My first book was called, “Good and Mad: Transform Anger Using Mind, Body, Soul and Humor.” first listed it as “Goof and Mad.” Maybe they had a punster on staff?

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