I’ve told you how much they bug me.
I know that I am guilty of them myself.
I fix them as soon as anyone is nice enough to tell me.
Most people are very defensive about them. That’s a discussion for another day.
I’ve been saving screenshots for several weeks for this post and lo and behold I see this headline on Sunday on CNN.
“Typos — no big deal? Think again”
I think it was a joke that there was a typo in the last sentence of the article.
But then again, I’ve seen many typos on CNN so maybe not?
Disclaimer: I am a huge fan of Bob Greene and have read his column and his books for years. In fact, I still recommend his 1993 book that he wrote with his sister entitled “To Our Children’s Children” to help people tell their story. Go buy it. Today.
Typo Tuesday Treasure Hunt
I thought it would be fun to play a little game with the screenshots. A little “Where’s Waldo” meets your cranky English teacher.
Self-imposed rules: Get a magnifying glass or really powerful reading glasses (because I realize the type is very, very small). OR, you can hit command and the plus sign on your keyboard to make everything in your browser window bigger. OR look for “zoom” or something like it under your menu bar on your browser that says “View”. If you have an old version of Internet Explorer and do not have a grown-up browser like Firefox on your computer, I’m sorry.
Time yourself and leave a comment to share how quickly you found the typos and what they were in the 3 screenshots below. No fair looking at other people’s comments. 😉
I did not buy these jeans.
I did buy this Blizzard on Friday night and I suggest you head to your nearest DQ and do the same unless you are allergic to peanuts.
Rest easy, the man has been found.
I know everyone makes mistakes. I do on a daily basis.
The reason these make me cranky is that people are getting paid to write, type, and edit copy at their job.
Future Typo Tuesday posts are coming so send any of your typo issues my way!
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