Re: Ms. Stob, you've been lucky you had not to cope with translated books...
One of my favorite mumblesomethings from a difficult professor was about DEC and their manual for BASIC:
"From looking at it you'd think they took printouts of code and ran them on their machine, but no, it must have cost someone a fortune to buy a typewriter ball that looks like it was a printout from their machine.
Sadly, there's on average 1 mistake per page."
But, he never told us where the mistakes were. That was left as an exercise to the reader.