Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ten Words You Need to Stop Misspelling!!!!

I wasn't going to post today, but . . . had to share this! It is very appropriate for us writerly people, and for the not so writerly who don't want to appear as completely ignorant! So, check it out, have a good laugh and share, share, share. Oh, and check this one out about apostrophes!!Have a great day.

UPDATE:

So I shared the link with our VP of Operations at work. She's a stickler about misspelled words. Her response to my email:

I like this alot! Its informative. Weather or not it has any effect on you or not, its definately a good tool, win or loose. Some people are wierd or there slow to learn. Your not one of them. But than, your smarter than the average panda (bear).

HA :-)

8 comments:

Michelle Scott said...

Thank you for sharing this! I'm a grammar teacher as well as a writer, and I am nearly bald from tearing my hair out over these kinds of mistakes! ;)

Claire Dawn said...

Great link.

Sometimes I mispell stuff I know. Especially for homophones, but only when I'm typing fast. And if I reread it, I see my mistakes.

Does that happen to you too?

Cynthia Reese said...

Love this! Love it!

Tess said...

What?! No Hammer pants from the 90s? Or, 90's?

Come on Scott... fess up. Did you wear Hammer pants?

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm terrible for misspelling words. Thanks for the link. I'm sure I'm going to be blushing in a few moments. :)

Scott said...

Michelle – you’re welcome. I love handy-dandy things like this that help me along the whole path to spelling things correctly!

Claire Dawn – thankfully, there’s spellcheck. Normally, when the little red underline happens I try and figure out on my own how to spell the word correctly.

Cynthia – me too!

Stina – you’re welcome. The link is hysterical because they approach the misspellings with humor.

Tess – nope, no Hammer pants . . . but I know you had a pair. I did work with a woman who had a few pairs and we gave her crap every time she came into the office wearing those pants. In fact, we got her the MC Hammer doll for Christmas!

Eric W. Trant said...

As a Sr in HS I went all year -- one of the 3 tops students in the school -- with the word GRAMMER written on my grammar book.

Kindergarden. Mispell. Complement/compliment.

So many ways to screw up this imprecise language!

- Eric

Indigo said...

I loved the VP response you recieved. I used to mash together a lot. (Hugs)Indigo