Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Just A Few That Get Misconstrued

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(just a few that get misconstrued)

hear=here

leave=leaf
 limet =limit
 tagers =taggers
 there =their
 thoes=those
 instructions =instructions
 mailto= mail to
 delelted=deleted
 half-have
 weather-whether

     I am not sure whether this falls under typos-pet peeves or what.
 
Yes,Virginia-I make typos-I can't type-I hunt and peck,but I go back all the time  and check for mistakes.
I'll be typing away and I get an alert and I am still typing and  look up and half of what I wrote is not even there.
I try to remember what I had  written so I can do it all over again.
Thank goodness we can go back and edit.
 
I just wish to goodness we could go back and correct our comments.
Just as my comment is saving  ,I will notice a  typo.
Now, do I add another comment and explain my typo-sometimes I do.
I just don't like the fact  that someone may think I can't spell or speak correctly.
Which,as I've said ,I don't always write or speak correctly.I like using slang to get my point across at times.
But when a word is used incorrectly it will bug me to no end.
When I read the newspaper I do it with pen in hand .When I come to a misspelled word I must correct it before I continue reading.
My husband says to correct it in my mind and read on.
No can do my friend.

5 comments:

pharmolo said...

I tend to look at the screen whilst typing, because if I don't, [iyyomh upit gomhrtd etpmh = sorry, putting your fingers wrong may go undetected.

helmswondermom said...

I tend to look at the screen, too, as I type.  Of course I have been known to go back and post a comment correcting myself when I realize I've made a typo or misspelled something in a comment.  I usually proof my comment before I hit "save", but sometimes I'm in a hurry and don't do so.  I can't say that I read the newspaper with correcting pen in hand, but I have been known to correct a newsletter from an educator and send it back to him!  Very good entry.
Lori

deshelestraci said...

I have been known to quit reading a blog if the person can't spell.  If I do keep reading it lowers my opinion of them.
another one  advise = advice
Traci

nelishianatl said...

OOOPS.  I'm going to have to be careful from now on to use my spell check, I'm losing readers and friends because of it according to other comments.That makes me sad that I have blown it like that.  I see typo's in the newspaper all the time and wonder how it gets by the editor.  Now there's a word that's mispelled and misused. 'WONDER' versus 'WANDER'.


Nelishia

immeadow5 said...

here's my peeve:  loose vs. lose  It drives me nuts when I see "I always loose my keys."  ACK - it's like fingernails on a blackboard...  LOL MeMeadow