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Sunday, November 22, 2009

In a former life--younger years--I was a journalism major in College. What I liked best was proof reading, which is looking for spelling and vocabulary errors. I still do it, in a way. You know those pesky fliers you get on your door or under your front mat. Well before I throw them away, I scan them for errors. And errors there always are! I then call the number on the flier and tell them that they can't get customers if they can't spell. I point out the flaws in their fliers. I mean, how hard can it be to get someone to look at it. I know, I'm a snob. But I also think that things that go out to the public should have proper English. Of course, I probably wouldn't have used their services anyway; but they don't need to know that. I guess I need to get out more. It's strange what turns us on.
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    Ah, we have sooooo much in common. I also heckle the news anchors who make errors (I know they can't hear me, but it makes me feel better).

    When I was interviewed for my current job I was asked if I was bilingual. I said, "No, but I speak, read and write English really well." Now my boss asks me to proofread her important emails before she sends them, because she knows she doesn't catch her own errors.
    3069 days ago
    I do the same thing, except with ads in the paper. My favorite so far was someone who was giving away "naughty pine kitchen cabinets." I don't know what they did wrong, but I suppose that anyone who took them at least had been warned. There are also several "spade" dogs and cats available.

    And I won't even get started on problems in the articles and headlines. Don't they know that spellcheck doesn't catch everything?

    3069 days ago
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