retiredsailor wrote:Nice post....I did get a few chuckles from it. However, you have touched upon a pet peeve of mine, and that is the careless misspelling of words, the omission of needed words, or the use of incorrect words in most printed matter. More to the point, while I’ll admit that I might just be getting crotchety in my older years, it irks me that I continually find misspelled words and/or numerous other errors. that we used to refer to as “typos”. in nearly every issue of Deer and Deer Hunting magazine - usually, several such errors per each edition. Of course this isn’t limited to just that publication. Shucks, we find this in nearly everything that contains any sort of written word anymore. It may be a result of the hacking we do to the English language via this thing called “texting”. I’m guessing that in this age of digital everything, someone writes something, maybe does a quick spell check on it and it’s considered ready for publication. Spell check, of course, won’t generally alert you to an omitted word, or even the wrong word, if it is spelled correctly. I’ve even found such errors in advertisements in D&DH. I have briefly considered offering to proof read each edition of D&DH prior to it going to the printers or publisher..........say, in exchange for a free subscription.
Obviously, I'm just venting……but your post gave me an opportunity to weigh in. (Now I feel better)
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