EppsNet Archive: Spelling

Fun Fact of the Day

12 Mar 2016 /

If you try to send “Oh good” as an email reply but type “Oh god” by mistake, your spell checker will not flag that as an error.

Proofread Your Own Work

15 Dec 2015 /

FYI, if you meant to type “invest in education” but actually typed “incest in education,” which you might do because the ‘c’ and ‘v’ keys are right next to each other, a spell checker will not catch that as a mistake . . .

IT Recruiter of the Day

27 Nov 2012 /

From an actual job ad:

Killer, Profitable, Stable and cutting edge technology company looking for genious!!!

It’s funny when someone misspells the word “genius”!

Why are random words like “Profitable” and “Stable” capitalized? Because the recruiter wanted to highlight the adjectives? Then why isn’t “cutting edge” capitalized?

Why isn’t “cutting edge” hyphenated?

This Scam Still Needs a Little Work

13 Apr 2012 /
Dress form

I got this in my email today:

From: paypal@service.com
Subject: account information needs to be updated

Dear PayPal Costumer …

Fun with Spell Check

24 Nov 2010 /

I was writing an email this morning with the phrase “smart, motivated team players” but I misspelled it as “smart, moticated team players.”

Outlook’s spell check suggested three possible corrections: motivated, medicated and masticated.

We’re chewing ’em up and spitting ’em out!

Twitter: 2009-08-31

31 Aug 2009 /
  • If you leave the final s off the word assess, spell-check will not flag it as an error. This was an accidental discovery, like penicillin. #
  • I saw a kid walking around today wearing a ski cap. A SKI CAP!? IT'S 93 DEGREES! Wearing SKIS would make more sense! #

Fun Fact of the Day

11 Oct 2001 /

If you leave the final “s” off the word “assess,” a spell-checker will not flag it as an error. This was an accidental discovery, like penicillin . . .