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Ta-ut Le-olam Chozeret

Literally: Mistakes always happen (come back)
Idiomatically: Errors and Omissions Excepted / To err is human

The phrase was originally used to deal with mistakes made by a "Baal Koreh" (the person reading the weekly Torah portion in synagogue). If he made a mistake he can just go back to the beginning of the sentence and repeat it no harm done. Its commercial usage can also be traced to the Talmud (Baba Metzia 50b) regarding fraud: Rabbi Isaac bar Sheshet Perfet, aka the "RiVash" (1326-1408), upgraded it as a reference to any mistake in a commercial deal. His idea was that if a mistake was made you can always step back and fix it by cancelling the agreement. The logical place to find this phrase would be on a receipt from a department store, or some bill of lading. Sometimes it will be abbreviated as Ta'La'Ch. Basically today it is used to prevent liabilities if there is a clerical error in a bill or contract. But me? I never make mistakes just ask my wife

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