Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by iceberg08, Apr 18, 2010.
:bows, accepts accolades:
I still demand to know EXACTLY what you were thinking about when you typed it.
A lot of publishers now don't even do that and tell authors to have their reading groups do the proofreading.
Even in the days of good copyediting, things slipped through; it happens.
Does anyone remember that episode of The Twilight Zone where aliens come to earth offering a new life of absolute peace and prosperity on their planet.
They even come with a guide book with the translated title "To Serve Man".
It's an easy one to test! I just wrote "peppel" and the spell check brought up:
They are next to each other on the spell check, i've lost track of the number of times i've clicked the one above or below i'm actually wanting to click. Seems like an easy mistake to make initially.
Someone at my old job sent me a link a few years back that said if you typed a certain group of words in a Word document and then did a spell/thesaurus check, it would suggest a rather raunchy sentence. But now I cannot remember what the words were.
I have learned the hard way not to depend on spell check too much when drafting correspondence. You either have to have mad proofing skills, or get a second or third set of eyes to check what you have written.
Ha, I graduated from undergrad with a degree in Classical Studies (lit, language, archaeology etc.) and went directly to law school where I typed "statute" as "statue" for months.
Thank you so very much all of you - for filling us in on this! Can we bring it back?>??