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  • GingerfeedS Presents 10 Typos That Cost Millions Of Dollars

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  • Number One: Hyphens don’t usually score high on the list of most important punctuation.

    第一個: 連字符號通常不是最重要的標點符號

  • But a single dash led to absolute failure for NASA in 1962 in the case of Mariner 1,

    但一個破折號卻讓1962年美國太空總署的水手一號,美國的第一架行星探測器

  • America’s first interplanetary probe. The mission was simple: get up close and personal

    徹底失敗。這個任務很簡單: 將探測器送上太空

  • with close neighbor Venus. But a single missing hyphen in the coding used to set trajectory

    並且靠近我們的鄰居金星。但在程式中少了個用來設定軌道與速度的連字號

  • and speed caused the craft to explode just minutes after takeoff. 2001: A Space Odyssey

    導致這架太空船在發射後幾分鐘內爆炸。2001年,太空漫遊小說的作者

  • novelist Arthur C. Clarke called itthe most expensive hyphen in history.”

    C. Clarke稱他為「歷史上最貴的連字符號」

  • Number Two: A missing letter cost one sloppy eBay seller more than half-a-mill on the 150-year-old

    第二個: 少一個字母讓一位粗心的eBay賣家在一瓶150年老的啤酒拍賣中

  • beer he was auctioning. Few collectors knew a bottle of Allsopp’s Arctic Ale was up

    損失超過五十萬美元。有一些收藏家知道有一瓶Allsopp酒廠的Arctic Ale正在競標

  • for bid, because it was listed with a single 'P' instead of two. One eagle-eyed bidder

    但因為標題中酒廠名字只寫了一個P,而不是PP。這時有一位眼尖的競標者

  • hit a payday of Antiques Roadshow proportions when he came across the rare booze, purchased

    看到了這瓶稀有的啤酒,就參與競標

  • it for $304, then immediately re-sold it for $503,300.

    並用304美元買到這瓶酒,並立即用50萬3300美元轉售出去

  • Number Three: Not even the heavenly father is immune to occasional inattention to detail.

    第三個: 即使是神聖的神父也沒辦法避免偶爾發生的粗心行為

  • In 1631, London’s Baker Book House rewrote the 10 Commandments when a missing word in

    1631年,倫敦的Baker Book House重新撰寫了十誡,但卻在第七誡少寫了一個字

  • the seventh directive declared, “Thou shalt commit adultery.” Parliament was not singing

    讓它變成公然的指示為,「你應該通姦」。議會這時無法讚美主

  • hallelujah; they declared that all erroneous copies of the Good Bookwhich came to be

    他們公開表示所有錯誤版本的聖經--這時已被認為是「邪惡的經典」

  • known asThe Wicked Bible”—be destroyed and fined the London publisher 3000 pounds.

    --要被銷毀,並對倫敦出版社處以3000英鎊的罰款

  • Number Four:. A plate of tagliatelle with sardines and prosciutto would typically only

    第四個: 一盤義式乾麵加上沙丁魚與煙燻五香火腿一般來說

  • be offensive to a vegetarian’s senses. But an unfortunate blunder in The Pasta Bible,

    僅僅是對素食者有些冒犯。但有個不幸的錯誤發生在這本2010年

  • published by Penguin Australia in 2010, recommended seasoning the dish withsalt and freshly

    由澳洲企鵝出版社所出版的義大利麵聖經上面,建議在魚肉上面用

  • ground black people.” Though no recall was made of the books already in circulation,

    「鹽與新鮮的黑人」來調味。雖然已在外流通的書本並沒有被召回

  • the printer quickly destroyed all 7000 remaining copies in its inventory.

    但印刷工很快地銷毀還在庫存裡的7000本書

  • Number Five: . Online trading was still in its relative infancy in 1994, a fact Juan

    第五個: 在1994年,當時線上交易相對上仍不是那麼普及,事實上

  • Pablo Davila will never forget. It all started when the former copper traderwho was employed

    Juan Pablo Davila將永遠也不會忘記。這一切是開始於他擔任金屬銅交易員

  • by Chile’s government-owned company Codelcomistakenly bought stock he was trying to sell. After

    --受雇於智利政府的國營公司 Codelco--誤買了他原本試著要賣掉的庫存

  • realizing the error, he went on a bit of a trading rampagebuying and selling enough

    在他發現這錯誤後,他有一點陷入了交易混亂--一直買賣庫存

  • stock that, by day’s end, he had cost the company/country $175 million. Davila was,

    直到當天交易日結束,他讓公司/國家損失了1.75億美元。

  • of course, fired. And Codelco ended up filing suit against Merrill Lynch, alleging that

    想當然爾,Davila被開除了,並且Codelco最後對美林公司提出訴訟

  • the brokerage allowed Davila to make unauthorized trades. Merrill coughed up $25 million to

    指控經紀允許Davila從事一些未經授權的交易。而美林則付出了2千5百萬美元

  • settle the disputebut not before a new word entered the popular lexicon: davilar,

    來平息這場爭議--而後來有個新的熱門辭彙:

  • a verb used to indicate a screw-up of epic magnitude.

    davilar,一個動詞,用來表示搞砸一件非常重大的事件

  • Number Six: In December 2005, Japan’s Mizuho Securities introduced a new member to its

    第六個: 2005年12月,日本的瑞穗證券大宗交易部投資了

  • portfolio of offerings, a recruitment company called J-Com Co., nicely priced at 610,000

    一間新上市的公司J-Com Co., 股價為每股61萬日圓

  • yen per share. Less than a year later, one of the company’s traders made more than

    不到一年後,有位交易員犯了個嚴重的錯誤

  • a simple boo-boo when he sold 610,000 shares at one yen apiece. No amount of pleading to

    他將此公司的61萬股以每股1日圓出售。即使事後求助東京證交所

  • the Tokyo Stock Exchange could reverse the error.

    也無法彌補這次的錯誤

  • Number Seven: And you thought alien sightings were the only interesting thing happening

    第七個: 你以為看到外星人僅是發生在新墨西哥州拉茲威市

  • in Roswell, New Mexico! In 2007, a local car dealership came up with a brilliant plan to

    唯一的一件趣事嗎,2007年,一家在地車商為了刺激疲弱的消費,想出了個聰明的法子

  • stimulate sluggish sales: mail out 50,000 scratch tickets, one of which would reveal

    他們以電郵寄出了5萬份刮刮卡,而其中一份能刮中1千美元現金

  • a $1000 cash prize. But Atlanta-based Force Events Direct Marketing Company mistakenly

    但位於亞特蘭大的這家Force Events Direct Marketing市調公司卻錯誤的

  • upped the ante when they printed said scratch tickets, making every one of them a grand-prize

    把賭注調高了。當他們在印製刮刮卡時,讓每張刮刮卡都能中獎

  • winner, for a grand payout of $50 million. Unable to honor the debt, the dealership instead

    這使得這車商須支付5千萬美元的獎金。因無力兌現這個欠款

  • offered a $5 Walmart gift certificate for every winning ticket.

    車商改由付給每位中獎者5美元的walmart禮物卡

  • Number Eight: Humans and computers don’t always play well together. In 2006, New York

    第八個: 人類和電腦並不總是合作無間的。

  • City comptroller William Thompson admitted that a typoan extra letter, to be precisecaused

    2006年,紐約市的一位審計官William Thompson承認了一個打字上的失誤--多打了個字母

  • its accounting software to misinterpret a document, leading the city’s Department

    更進一步--這導致他的會計軟體誤解了一份文件,這讓該市教育部門的

  • of Education to double its transportation spending (shelling out $2.8 million instead of $1.4 million).

    運輸費用高出兩倍 (支付了2千8百萬美元,而不是原本的1千4百萬美元)

  • Number Nine: . Not to be outdone, just last month, New York City’s Transportation Authority

    第九個: 然而這種事沒有就此止步,上個月,紐約市的運輸當局

  • had to recall 160,000 maps and posters that announced the recent hike for the minimum

    得召回16萬份的地圖和海報,上面原要宣布近期將調漲計次票的最低票價

  • amount put on pay-per-ride cards from $4.50 to $5.00. The problem? A typographical error

    由4.5美元調至5美元。問題是甚麼呢?因為印刷的錯誤

  • that listed thenewprice as $4.50. Oops! Of course, it will only take 100,000

    上面打了「新」票價為4.5美元。噢!當然,這只需要在這六截車廂裡

  • rides on the 6 train to make up the difference. So straphangers lose (yet again).

    搭乘十萬次即可彌補這個價差。所以,通勤者輸了(再一次)。

  • Number Ten: Remember the Yellow Pages? Yeah, well Banner Travel Services would like to

    第十個: 還記得黃頁簿嗎?嗯,好吧,Banner Travel Services公司應該會想忘了它

  • forget them. Years ago, the now-shuttered Sonoma, California-based travel agency decided

    一年前,一家位於索諾瑪縣,現已倒閉的加州旅行社想在電話簿上

  • to market its services in the phone book ... only to find that the final printing advertised

    刊登廣告推銷自己...只是最後在廣告印刷出來時

  • its specialization in exotic destinations as a forte ineroticdestinations. The

    把他們專門在做異國旅遊印成他們的長處是「性愛」的地點

  • typo certainly piqued the interest of some new customers, just not the kind of clientele

    這個錯誤激起了某些新客戶的興趣,只是這些客戶並不是

  • the company was hoping to attract. The printer offered to waive its $230 monthly listing

    這家公司想招來的客人。最後印刷廠讓他們免付一個月230美元的刊登費用

  • fee, but Banner sued for $10 million anyway.

    但是Banner則對其求償1千萬美元

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    好的,感謝您觀看我們另一部超讚的影片!並且敬請記得按下訂閱健!

GingerfeedS Presents 10 Typos That Cost Millions Of Dollars

GingerfeedS 播映,十個打字的失誤造成數百萬元損失的例子

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