I have to confess that I’m a bit of a Grammar Nazi. Okay, not just a bit. A whole lot. And a spelling, punctuation, capitalization and paragraph freak, as well.
It isn’t really my fault, though. These just happen to be on the list of things that OCD Louie takes delight in nagging me about.
He’ll go missing for days, sometimes even weeks or longer, and I’ll think, “YESSS!! I’ve got this OCD thing licked. Go, me!!”
Then, out of the blue, with no warning at all, Louie pops up and resumes his special nagging spot on my shoulder – right where he likes to be, close to my ear.
Louie doesn’t nag me about other people’s errors or mistakes, grammatical or otherwise. Oh no. In fact, he likes to point out things others do that are wrong and tell me it’s okay, just so he can lure me into a false sense of trust.
“Look at those seams. They aren’t perfect, but no one even notices. They don’t distract at all from the overall effect.”
“Now, see there. It’s perfectly okay to have a misspelled word or two. Even professionals make mistakes occasionally.”
“Ya know, it wouldn’t hurt you to loosen up and live with a few mistakes.”
But enough about Louie. Just talking about him gets on my nerves. He and I just finished up our annual Battle of the Tax Return and I need a break from him. You can read about how Louie helps me with my tax return in this post.
What this post is actually about is something I came across while looking for local Halloween activities for Pebbles.
As I said, I can easily overlook typos, misspellings, etc. that other people make. But this one. I just don’t know what to say. I kid you not, other than changes to preserve anonymity and avoid embarrassment, I copied and pasted it exactly as it was written.
See if you can spot the error.
Event: Sometown Fall Festival
Date: November 1, 2014
Location: Some Street, Sometown, USA
Fun filled day for everyone!! Arts, Crafts,Entertainment, Local Food and Wine from two local vineyards. For the kids: Face Painting, games, activities including bounce houses. slides, obstetrical courses. For more information visit www.sometown,usa or call 555-555-5555.
Pebbles has entertained the idea of going into medicine. But I’m thinking a fall festival is neither the time or place to start her education.
So did you spot it? Leave a comment and let me know.
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