Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bad Spellers of the World Untie

I am not the world's greatest speller trouble is I usually spot other folks mistakes much easier than I see my own.



Why is that?  I don't see my faults, but just let me walk through a shop or read a letter and poor spelling just jumps out at me.



Does anyone else have this problem?

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9 comments:

marigold jam said...

Probably because we know what we meant to put so we see that instead. I do know what you mean though and one of my bugbears is apostrophes in the wrong places!

Robin Larkspur said...

LOL! I used to be a proofreader, so yes, it drives me nuts.
Love the "Untie instead of Unite" in your blog title!!

The Other Me Is Sane said...

haha. I can't read blogs that I don't see half of them make the mistake of using ALOT instead of a lot.

Would they write a little as ALITTLE?

Mama Hen said...

Yes, on both counts: I am bugged by those mistakes, and I see others' much more easily than my own. I think "marigold jam" is exactly right about why that is so!

Lounging with a Latte said...

My hubby and I are always picking up mistakes in newspapers etc...I used to work at a newspaper company and so did my fair share of proof reading.

YONKS said...

Yep, I have that problem. I don't mind seeing mistakes on people's blogs or personally produced work, but in a commercial professional environment, unforgiveable! Call me anal!
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Darla Mae said...

I do! I do! I want to correct them so bad!

HolleyGarden said...

It does drive me a little crazy. I wonder if these things are not being taught, or if they're just overlooked. Of course, I sometimes see mistakes on my own blog after I've posted! Ack!

TexWisGirl said...

oh yes! this made me laugh!

(and i just got this post in my feed today - better late than never...)