Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It isn't lost--it ran away from your stupidity

This weekend, I copy edited a "lost dog" flier. There were no more than 1o words on it, and I corrected four of them. Two of the more egregious errors were "are" instead of "our" and "thank's." I was tempted to call the number listed and demand payment for services rendered.

7 comments:

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Seems a lot of that kind of writing going on lately. Her and I and Her and me our all going over to the mall. Hope we don't loose our way.

malini said...

with the notepad or word doing most of our writing and typing and editing, it is true that such details are taking back seat.. or going to the mall:)

Amie said...

I cringe every time I hear/read a misused pronoun.

Word's grasp of the English language cracks me up on a regular basis: try typing the word "information" and then using the Synonyms function to suggest a replacement.

mikelietz said...

Somewhere on the web there's a graphic designer who 'upgraded' a number of signs he found on light poles. I can't find the link, though.

Amie said...

Find it, Mike! Find it!

Lori said...

I'd love to see that link, too!

You need the TEAL team, for sure. :)

http://www.greattypohunt.com/

Angie Ledbetter said...

el oh el!