A friend sent this to me. She said that she reads a lot of medical records and sometimes the “typist” has some really bad errors that make it hard to understand. She said this appears to be standard questions that were asked, but you can see the error. Just because it passes spell check doesn’t mean it’s the right word!
This was in a recent breaking news story from my local television news station. It looks to me like they were trying to replace “fire trucks” with “ambulances” and failed.
A reader forwarded this one to me. The word should be “discourage.”
My son passed this on to me after he had mentioned the error to one of the people involved, who then said, “You are your mom’s kid for sure.” I’m so proud!
This spam comment was in my “other” blog (60isthenew60blog.com). While I don’t have anything on that blog to let them know that proofreading is my passion, if you’re offering to write for someone, you should probably do a much better job in the three sentences you send them.
I am posting this to teach proofreading skills NOT as a political statement and I will not tolerate any comments on this blog regarding politics. They will be deleted. If you want to post about politics, there are plenty of places to do that, this just isn’t one of them. Thanks!
This headline recently showed up as “Breaking News” in my email:
Well, I had a feeling it wasn’t a “Board” Wall they were really discussing, so I clicked on the “Read More” and this is what the article headline actually looked like:
Again, I think this is a product of news outlets moving far too fast to be the first one out with the news and depending too much on spell check. Slow it down, people!
I saw this sign while I was waiting for my car at a local carwash and this little gem caught my eye.
This was in a local business publication. Spelling errors in headlines are the worst. Please make sure you have turned off the “Ignore words in UPPERCASE” option in the Proofing Word Options under File, Options so this kind of error doesn’t occur in your headings!
I received this in a notice from my insurance company checking on slow refills of a prescription. Yes, perhaps I might have forgotten to take it a day or two, but ask me if I “forget” NOT “foget.” Inexcusable!
A friend sent me this one. It must be a thing lately with wedding invitations, but please don’t let March have this many days!