Wednesday, October 13, 2021

5299 - Tipos


Proofread? Why bother?





I do this. (red)



JLP, correct every time.




Hit that edit button as fast as you can.




This isn't a typo. It's more of a "Wait WHAT?"



19 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Sadly I am a woeful proof reader of my own work. I see what should be there - not what is.
And I love that Beethoven didn't let a little thing like being dead get in his way.

Kirk said...

The Achilles heel one is on the mark. You want to win that political argument?
Make sure you got that one word spelled right!

Mike said...

Sue - I can reread something 5 times and read right over a typo every time.

Kirk - I had a meme that specifically harassed someone (right-wingers) for making a typo. I was going to post it but it's missing in action.

Bilbo said...

The first one is absolutely true. Despite the fact that I spend hours crafting, editing, and proofreading every blog post and everything I post to Facebook or Twitter, my friends will always find and cheerfully point out glaring typos several times per week. I think it's a law of nature.

Kathy G said...

Amen to the first one!

John A Hill said...

I'm always amazed (and a little ticked off) at finding typos in my work on a fourth or fifth read after it's been published.
(My friends must be nicer than Bill's)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That Beethoven -- what a trooper, LOL! Stole a couple of these, thanks!

Ole Phat stu said...

Catching typos : if you are multilingual, it is easy :
just put your text through a machine translator, the typo gets corrected. Then translate it back again. Here DeepL going from US English and back via German.

Example : "just put your text through a machine TRANSALTOR, the typo will be corrected" gives
"Lassen Sie Ihren Text einfach durch einen maschinellen √úbersetzer laufen und der Tippfehler wird korrigiert." which DeepL retranslates as
"just put your text through a machine translator, the typo will be corrected"

Mike said...

Bill - I'm going to design an auto facepalm where we will just have to holler ARRRGGG and it will smack your face.

Kathy - We can start a contest for the most rereads before the typo was found.

John - It's too much fun to pick on Bill.

Deb - Meme theft, the most active crime of the century.

Stu - I thought I had heard of that before but if I did I would have saved it and I can't find it in my favorites. I'll have to try it.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Your brain can see the correct word even when it is typed incorrectly. That's why so many tpyos escape notice even by eagle-eyes.

MarkD60 said...

I can never find the typos until AFTER I post the post.

Mike said...

Shaw - Yep, I just read right over them.

Mark - I'm right there with you!

allenwoodhaven said...

These are great. I tend to notice them a lot, but don't judge. I've certainly made some and certainly more than I know. If I knew, I'd have corrected them...

Mike said...

Allen - Even with a spell checker, they don't catch wrong words.

jenny_o said...

My job requires a high degree of accuracy in both numbers and words, and I have found that it's easiest to catch errors if you read syllable by syllable rather than word by word. Numbers are easiest to check in groups of digits (using the commas in large numbers as the break points). And still, stuff will get through :)

It took me a minute to figure out what Beethoven REALLY was!

Mike said...

Jenny - You mean dead? I think he's still in his 'later years'.
Checking numbers reminds me of a memory test a doctor gave me one time. He had me repeat 6 digit numbers back to him. Like 212314. Now repeat it back. So I would say 212 314. He said he had never had someone repeat them in groups of three. Most people do groups of two. I said I work for the phone company and I'm hearing you speak area codes.

jenny_o said...

Area codes - yes! Now, I'd never have thought of THAT.

Lady M said...

Sigh - I am such a terrible proof reader that most everything I type has mistakes. So not gonna judge anyone for missing a typo.

Mike said...

Lady - The worst judge of me is myself.