Don’t forget to proofread! People share hilarious examples of copy and paste jobs gone horribly wrong
Copying and pasting can save you time, but if you don’t proofread it can also lead to complete failures – with hilarious results.
These images were found by people from the US, Canada and Australia and collected by the trivia website Bored panda shows why you should always read the messages you send, especially if you copied them from somewhere else.
One person sent an old copied and pasted pick-up line to a new match on Tinder, but forgot to change the names.
Meanwhile, a scammer trying to recruit people into a multi-level marketing effort sent a message saying “insert name here” to a potential catch.
The Ottawa Public Health agency was redfaced after publishing a tweet congratulating a sports team without updating it with proper information first
One person sent an old copied and pasted pick-up line to a new match on Tinder, but forgot to change the names
A multilevel marketing recruiter in the US wasn’t surprised after the person they contacted pointed out that they forgot to change their pasted message to be more personal
In the US, one person broke down after an organization emailed him about an event but forgot to update his details
In Saratoga Springs, New York State, the local Walmart published an awkward post saying it appreciated their Walmart employees without editing their names first.
Readers were amused after a magazine copied an online article in their print edition and made no mention of a link being clicked
An American student was shocked to see that the person who wrote his textbook copied directly from a National Geographic article and forgot to mention the magazine’s merchandise
A person in the US selling makeup through Facebook Messenger forgot to remove the guidelines that came with the template message she was supposed to send
A person involved in multilevel marketing also forgot to delete a piece of guidance his recruiter left at the bottom of a typing message
A US college professor kept ‘screaming’ after accidentally sending a link to an adult’s website to his entire class
The irony! A multilevel marketing recruiter tried to make his message more personal, but left ‘characteristic’ in brackets in the message
A children’s learning platform in Australia forgot to edit an inappropriate reference to heroin in their definition of the word ‘thunder’