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?



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!

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...)