Typo Changes Ad to 'Brother for Sale'

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    VANCOUVER, Wash. - Barbara Bennett wanted to sell her Brother brand sewing machine, so she bought a classified advertisement under "Miscellaneous" and "Items under $50" in The Columbian newspaper.

    Instead, the words "sewing machine" were accidentally dropped, leaving a "BROTHER" for sale ad.

    One caller wanted to know if the price was negotiable. Another, upon hearing what was really for sale, said merely, "Thank you," and hung up.

    Bennett, 41, a customer service representative, said Tuesday she has two brothers in California and is not putting either on the block. Newspaper officials agreed to run a corrected ad.

    "It's OK, I needed a good laugh," Bennett said. "I had minor heart surgery on Friday, so it helps."

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tm...0&u=/ap/20040211/ap_on_fe_st/brother_for_sale
     

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