We Spell the Way We Speak – Faulty Friday #4


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In the Faulty Friday #4 post this week, a church sign depicts a common error. Often, we spell things the way they sound. As a result here, what should be “Congratulations” shows up as “Congradulations.”

It pays to ask a friend or consult a dictionary if you are unsure about spelling!

Have a blessed Easter weekend!

 

Faulty Friday #3


errorIt’s not the best photo, I know, but you try taking a picture of the TV!

The person in charge of our local channel line-up from Comcast must have been a little sleepy when typing in the 9:30 pm television shows. I had never heard of “The Beautiful People Show” before but I really have never heard of “The Beauitiful People Show.”

Have a great, typo-free day!

Faulty Friday #2


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What’s wrong with this picture?

PLEASE tell me you know.

I snapped this photo while sitting at a loooong red light here in town. Errors in advertising are particularly depressing to me. If you want more business, get your ads proofread to ensure that they’re correct. Not everyone notices these types of mistakes but many people do. I, for one, do not patronize businesses with errors in their advertising.

NOTE – The mistake in the photo above is that there should be no comma after the word “reliable.” When in doubt about adding a comma, DON’T!

Faulty Friday #1


kindle oopsBeginning this exciting posting venture has not gone as smoothly as I had hoped. I’ve been swamped with a large editing and rewriting project that has taken every bit of my spare time this month. Then, when I finally had the actual time to work on the post, I experienced a number of unexpected, unwelcome and frustrating image difficulties. I hope that is now all in the past.

My first Faulty Friday photo was snapped on my Kindle last night. I’m reading an interesting YA novel, the first in a series, obviously written in UK style. In spite of the differences with American English and style, things were going along swimmingly until I noted the error. Do you see it?

Hopefully you noticed that the word “taught” is incorrect. Taught refers to prior teaching. The word that should have been used is “taut,” which means tight.

Yes, these are the types of things that keep me up at night. Feel free to send me your “oops” in books, advertising or wherever. I may just share them on this page. Stay tuned. There will surely be more errors to follow!