I’ve quietly steamed while average Joes who type comments transpose simple words.
It always pisses me off to see someone type “He stands to loose a lot of money”, or some similar cock-up of the word “lose”.
I figure, OK, one extra “O”, it can’t be all that bad. This person isn’t earning a living by writing, so cut them some slack.
The next most common word that gets gooned up is “brakes”. As in “I slammed on my brakes to avoid hitting another car.” Most people who post on the internet believe that the proper word is “breaks”, which sounds exactly like the correct word but is in fact an evil alien plot to take over our minds. It’s like serving Baked Lay’s at your Super Bowl party: everyone will eat, but no one will be satisfied.
So my anger has been simmering below the surface, but this morning it boiled over.
News outlets, not amateurs, started screwing it up.
I consider myself an excellent speller (c’mon, Gaudere, do your worst), but I’m starting to want to spell “independent” as “independant” now, because that is the only way I see it spelled. ARRRGGGHHHHH!!!
(I might have to run out and get perscriptions alot because my husband and me aren’t feeling to good. Lord, I feel dirty having typed that, even as a joke.)