Comments for The Great Typo Hunt http://greattypohunt.com Available in bookstores everywhere! Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:32:26 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 Comment on Join the Hunt by Valentina http://greattypohunt.com/?page_id=651&cpage=2#comment-6497 Valentina Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:32:26 +0000 http://greattypohunt.com/?page_id=651#comment-6497 Jeff and Benjamin,Your book was so engrossing that I had to rsiset devouring it in one sitting. I have (gently) informed newspaper reporters and columnists over the years of misspellings or incorrect uses of words, e.g., ying instead of yin and gentile when genteel was intended!I've seen the fine print at the bottom of certain restaurant menus talk about the risks of food-bourne (calling Matt Damon!) illness instead of food-borne. I did leave a note to this effect at one of those restaurants.I also once sent a letter to top Target executives (which of course they never responded to) about this message that appears on at least one door of their store in Woodinville, WA (and perhaps nationwide):DISTRACTION FREE SHOPPING [needs a hyphen, but let that go]OUT OF RESPECT FOR OUR GUEST'S SHOPPING EXPERIENCE, WE DON'T PERMIT SOLICITATION REGARDLESS OF THE ISSUE.Only one customer a day, apparently, at this Target store!Would love to meet you guys if you ever make it to Seattle again.Cheers,Randy Hilfman Jeff and Benjamin,Your book was so engrossing that I had to rsiset devouring it in one sitting. I have (gently) informed newspaper reporters and columnists over the years of misspellings or incorrect uses of words, e.g., ying instead of yin and gentile when genteel was intended!I’ve seen the fine print at the bottom of certain restaurant menus talk about the risks of food-bourne (calling Matt Damon!) illness instead of food-borne. I did leave a note to this effect at one of those restaurants.I also once sent a letter to top Target executives (which of course they never responded to) about this message that appears on at least one door of their store in Woodinville, WA (and perhaps nationwide):DISTRACTION FREE SHOPPING [needs a hyphen, but let that go]OUT OF RESPECT FOR OUR GUEST’S SHOPPING EXPERIENCE, WE DON’T PERMIT SOLICITATION REGARDLESS OF THE ISSUE.Only one customer a day, apparently, at this Target store!Would love to meet you guys if you ever make it to Seattle again.Cheers,Randy Hilfman

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Comment on Spell Check Cannot Save You Now! by Amalia http://greattypohunt.com/?p=309&cpage=1#comment-6496 Amalia Tue, 28 Aug 2012 22:31:32 +0000 #comment-6496 Too many bloggers and comrentems have internalized the left's educational standpoint - grammar is irrelevant; only emotion in content matters. If anyone dares to offer a correction, they are attacked as a "grammar nazi." I believe correct grammar is a sign of an educated individual and is indispensable for clear transmission of meaning. Call me an "elite" or a "nazi," but when someone still hasn't learned the difference between a pronoun and a contraction (my children did in second grade - yet even the office memos from their Christian school contain these same errors) I expect (and usually find) less than stellar logic in the individual's comment. To/too; their/there/they're; your/you're; its;it's: learn the difference and use them correctly - it's not brain surgery nor Ivy League elitism. (Note: I am not immune from certain errors myself, but these all-too common ones are not among them.) Take pride in your language and use it properly. Too many bloggers and comrentems have internalized the left’s educational standpoint – grammar is irrelevant; only emotion in content matters. If anyone dares to offer a correction, they are attacked as a “grammar nazi.” I believe correct grammar is a sign of an educated individual and is indispensable for clear transmission of meaning. Call me an “elite” or a “nazi,” but when someone still hasn’t learned the difference between a pronoun and a contraction (my children did in second grade – yet even the office memos from their Christian school contain these same errors) I expect (and usually find) less than stellar logic in the individual’s comment. To/too; their/there/they’re; your/you’re; its;it’s: learn the difference and use them correctly – it’s not brain surgery nor Ivy League elitism. (Note: I am not immune from certain errors myself, but these all-too common ones are not among them.) Take pride in your language and use it properly.

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Comment on Not Just One River, But Three by Eko http://greattypohunt.com/?p=598&cpage=1#comment-6494 Eko Tue, 28 Aug 2012 19:26:07 +0000 http://greattypohunt.com/?p=598#comment-6494 I am happy to hear that you were able to see a little more of our City than I had tuoghht. I am honored and proud that both you and Lisa seemed to have caught a glimpse of and embraced what those of us who have lived here our whole life feel deep inside that there is something special about our home, that might be hard to put into words. Pittsburgh has one of the largest populations of folks who are born here and remain here until they pass on to be with our Heavenly Father. I'm sure there are many other wonderful areas across the country that are the same way. Now ..as far as your comment above thank you. One of the biggest problems in our world today is that we do not want to accept each others differences If it is not our way then it is wrong. So quick to judge and not accept. And, when we do that, we miss out on knowing some pretty wonderful folks. Now .as I read your comments above again I'm going to ask you are you sure you don't have any eligble friends like you that are just a little older?? Keept the wonderful tips coming! God Bless, Susan I am happy to hear that you were able to see a little more of our City than I had tuoghht. I am honored and proud that both you and Lisa seemed to have caught a glimpse of and embraced what those of us who have lived here our whole life feel deep inside that there is something special about our home, that might be hard to put into words. Pittsburgh has one of the largest populations of folks who are born here and remain here until they pass on to be with our Heavenly Father. I’m sure there are many other wonderful areas across the country that are the same way. Now ..as far as your comment above thank you. One of the biggest problems in our world today is that we do not want to accept each others differences If it is not our way then it is wrong. So quick to judge and not accept. And, when we do that, we miss out on knowing some pretty wonderful folks. Now .as I read your comments above again I’m going to ask you are you sure you don’t have any eligble friends like you that are just a little older?? Keept the wonderful tips coming! God Bless, Susan

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Comment on The Typo Docters Are In by Binay http://greattypohunt.com/?p=616&cpage=1#comment-6493 Binay Tue, 28 Aug 2012 19:01:53 +0000 http://greattypohunt.com/?p=616#comment-6493 One of my managers on the copy desk is fond of ridneming us that a good copy editor has his or her mind in the gutter maybe, given accidental drug references like pot party, she should say that a good copy editor has an immature sense of humor. One of my managers on the copy desk is fond of ridneming us that a good copy editor has his or her mind in the gutter maybe, given accidental drug references like pot party, she should say that a good copy editor has an immature sense of humor.

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Comment on Corrections in the Capital Region by Andrea http://greattypohunt.com/?p=770&cpage=1#comment-6492 Andrea Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:15:03 +0000 http://greattypohunt.com/?p=770#comment-6492 They even gave us presents! Tattered Cover braomkoks engraved with our names on the date of our reading. Look! Hmmm. I was hoping to see the backside of the bookmark to see if it was possible to read names superimposed on a date. The Tattered Cover is a great Denver-area institution, though, so I believe if anyone could do such detailed engraving it would be they.(Or perhaps the engraving was done on the same day as your reading, although I would expect something of that magnitude to be done ahead of time.)(Enjoyed the book and sorry I missed the reading.) They even gave us presents! Tattered Cover braomkoks engraved with our names on the date of our reading. Look! Hmmm. I was hoping to see the backside of the bookmark to see if it was possible to read names superimposed on a date. The Tattered Cover is a great Denver-area institution, though, so I believe if anyone could do such detailed engraving it would be they.(Or perhaps the engraving was done on the same day as your reading, although I would expect something of that magnitude to be done ahead of time.)(Enjoyed the book and sorry I missed the reading.)

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Comment on Books in the Air, Words in the Ear by Ahmad http://greattypohunt.com/?p=542&cpage=1#comment-6491 Ahmad Tue, 28 Aug 2012 12:44:01 +0000 http://greattypohunt.com/?p=542#comment-6491 My husband and I were in the Brainerd Lakes, MN area reeltncy and I read about the two of you in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. That very day I was going past the Paul Bunyan Bowl and they have the school bus sitting out in front and on it is this sign Birthday Party's with after school pick up. Wonder how many teachers have groaned when seeing this. I didn't have time to go in and chat with them and point out the error, but next year if it is still there, I certainly will. Recently I was online looking for a home improvement company. I found one, but there were many many typos and just plain grammar errors on the site that I felt compelled to point them out to the owner. I tried to be diplomatic about it. He had used so many apostrophes in the site that I think he used up a lifetime. Boy, he didn't take well to my assistance!! Obviously, I am not going to use his company for two reasons: If his English skills are that poor I don't want him and if his skin is that thin I certainly don't want him. He'd probably rip everything out and just leave. My husband and I were in the Brainerd Lakes, MN area reeltncy and I read about the two of you in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. That very day I was going past the Paul Bunyan Bowl and they have the school bus sitting out in front and on it is this sign Birthday Party’s with after school pick up. Wonder how many teachers have groaned when seeing this. I didn’t have time to go in and chat with them and point out the error, but next year if it is still there, I certainly will. Recently I was online looking for a home improvement company. I found one, but there were many many typos and just plain grammar errors on the site that I felt compelled to point them out to the owner. I tried to be diplomatic about it. He had used so many apostrophes in the site that I think he used up a lifetime. Boy, he didn’t take well to my assistance!! Obviously, I am not going to use his company for two reasons: If his English skills are that poor I don’t want him and if his skin is that thin I certainly don’t want him. He’d probably rip everything out and just leave.

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Comment on Fairly Stated by Katharyn Villari http://greattypohunt.com/?p=658&cpage=1#comment-6489 Katharyn Villari Tue, 28 Aug 2012 08:20:49 +0000 http://greattypohunt.com/?p=658#comment-6489 I will nevereverevereverevereverevereverevereverevereverever,? . I will nevereverevereverevereverevereverevereverevereverever,. I will nevereverevereverevereverevereverevereverevereverever,. I WILL NEVER BE AS COOL AS MARI-ELL-A!!!! I will nevereverevereverevereverevereverevereverevereverever,? . I will nevereverevereverevereverevereverevereverevereverever,. I will nevereverevereverevereverevereverevereverevereverever,. I WILL NEVER BE AS COOL AS MARI-ELL-A!!!!

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Comment on Lacking in Correctional Facility by Rose - The Center of My Self http://greattypohunt.com/?p=1015&cpage=1#comment-6466 Rose - The Center of My Self Thu, 16 Aug 2012 00:05:05 +0000 http://greattypohunt.com/?p=1015#comment-6466 I've been unemployed for several months. I recently submitted a job application and on the bottom of the form it stated the company was "AN EQUAL OPPORUNITY EMPLOYER." Guess it lets them off the hook as an equal opportunity employer. :-) I’ve been unemployed for several months. I recently submitted a job application and on the bottom of the form it stated the company was “AN EQUAL OPPORUNITY EMPLOYER.” Guess it lets them off the hook as an equal opportunity employer. :-)

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Comment on Join the Hunt by Deborah Dash http://greattypohunt.com/?page_id=651&cpage=2#comment-6396 Deborah Dash Thu, 12 Jul 2012 21:43:41 +0000 http://greattypohunt.com/?page_id=651#comment-6396 Thought you might be interested in this fiasco that took place in my town back in 2004-2005. There were a half-dozen stories in the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> about it, listed here in reverse chronological order: http://www.sfgate.com/search/?action=search&channel=&search=1&firstRequest=1&query=livermore+library+alquilar&x=0&y=0&searchindex=property Briefly, we got a new library, and an artist was commissioned, at a cost of $40K, to install a large ceramic work on the ground outside the entrance. Unfortunately, she couldn't spell worth a darn ("Eistein," for one) and didn't bother to check her work: "She admits noticing 'Einstein' was misspelled but choosing to go forward anyway. "'I just wasn't that concerned,' she said." Really? At a LIBRARY? The city then paid her an extra $6K plus expenses to come back and correct the errors because state law bars the city from removing or changing public art without the creator's consent. She didn't even want to do that because she said people had been mean about it. She finally did fix it the following year, but every time I go to the library I'm outraged all over again. Thought you might be interested in this fiasco that took place in my town back in 2004-2005. There were a half-dozen stories in the San Francisco Chronicle about it, listed here in reverse chronological order: http://www.sfgate.com/search/?action=search&channel=&search=1&firstRequest=1&query=livermore+library+alquilar&x=0&y=0&searchindex=property

Briefly, we got a new library, and an artist was commissioned, at a cost of $40K, to install a large ceramic work on the ground outside the entrance. Unfortunately, she couldn’t spell worth a darn (“Eistein,” for one) and didn’t bother to check her work:

“She admits noticing ‘Einstein’ was misspelled but choosing to go forward anyway.

“‘I just wasn’t that concerned,’ she said.”

Really? At a LIBRARY?

The city then paid her an extra $6K plus expenses to come back and correct the errors because state law bars the city from removing or changing public art without the creator’s consent. She didn’t even want to do that because she said people had been mean about it.

She finally did fix it the following year, but every time I go to the library I’m outraged all over again.

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Comment on Spell Check Cannot Save You Now! by Aurora http://greattypohunt.com/?p=309&cpage=1#comment-6349 Aurora Wed, 20 Jun 2012 23:20:33 +0000 #comment-6349 I have a spilling checker. It came with my PC; It plainly marks four my revue mistakes I cannot sea. I've run this poem threw it, I'm sure your please too no, Its letter perfect in it's weigh, my checker tolled me sew. I have a spilling checker. It came with my PC; It plainly marks four my revue mistakes I cannot sea. I’ve run this poem threw it, I’m sure your please too no, Its letter perfect in it’s weigh, my checker tolled me sew.

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