Friday, March 07, 2008

At Which Point I Realized I Need To Be Challenged Dentally.

Copyblogger had an article about deliberately throwing the occasional typo or misquote into posts in order to "engage" the audience. Except, as I pointed out (no sense denying what's there in the comments) most of the time I see typos and just think the writer, *cough* like me *cough*, had a massive brain fart and didn't use the spell checker (and depending on how bad, I either barely blink or need to lie down). I also took issue with making mistakes on purpose to get people to write, "Hey, you spelled that wrong," because to me that's a waste of everyone's time and not the way to find out how many people actually like what you write. This opinion of mine stems from knowing I can't turn a phrase like the legends to save my life, but then--also in the comments--was the following gloriousness, and it blew my mind.

The the impotence of proofreading by Taylor Mali.

(Just go read it, it's...really, really great.)

1 comment:

Rainbow Heron said...

I had no idea my peppers needed proofreading. Thank you!

[asks peppers for proof that they can read]

[salt sniggers]