Countdown star Susie Dent has published her new book – Types of Types – Word Perfect.
TV Star publisher John Murray Press was mistakenly forced to apologize for printing the initial copy of the book.
“We are very sorry that the initial copies of Word Perfect are not sound perfect due to a typographical error,” it tweeted.
We are very sorry that due to a typographical error, the initial copies of Word Perfect did not have the perfect word. We are taking urgent steps to recover, reprint and resolve these copies quickly.
– John Murray Press (JohnMurais) October 1, 2020
Dent, 55, who has appeared in the Countdown Dictionary since 1992, said he could testify after the accident that “the effectiveness of lolochezia: taking an oath to relieve stress and depression”.
Describing the error as “book-printing brauhaha”, he thanked his fans for their understanding and said that anyone could order a replacement of the type-lit copy.
Thank you all for supporting my book. I just discovered that the initial print used a pre-edited text. I am very sorry about this. I will contact you as soon as possible with details of how we are going to fix this.
– Susie Dent (susie_dent) October 1, 2020
Dent is a dictionary – who writes and edits dictionaries – and Word Perfect is a collection of stories based on a separate word for each day of the year.
Its publisher described it as a “bright linguistic calendar” and explained the meaning of words like “snacksident” – unknowingly eating a whole packet of biscuits.