For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, I am sure you have noticed a spelling or usage error here and there. I totally need an editor. If anyone would like to volunteer for the job I’m taking applications, though the pay is not great.
The thing is, my brain works faster than my fingers, so when I type a sentence, in my mind, I’m already on to the next thought. This confuses the fingers.
Also, I don’t see my mistakes. There is something wrong with my brain in this way. I swear it sees what is knows is supposed to be there. I will read a sentence (especially one I wrote) and not see any glaring errors. Once someone points it out to me, I see it. It is not that I didn’t know that say, flower and flour cannot be used interchangeably, it is that my brain sees the one it knows is supposed to be there, until someone points it out.
Often I’ll go back and read my posts a day later and see several errors that were simply not there the day before. I correct them, and cover my face in embarrassment, virtually of course.
So if you are one of the readers who reads my blog through some sort of feed, I can only say I’m sorry. What I publish the first time is almost without fail, going to contain some errors. I fix them as I go along, so if you actually come to my blog you’ll find some of the errors have been fixed. I do realize that some prefer to do their editing before they publish the post. Pshaw! What fun is that?
I can only hope and pray none of my high school English teachers happen upon my blog.
Just so you know I’m not a total moron. I am aware of the following.
The following pairs of words cannot be used interchangeably, the are what the academic world likes to call, homonyms. (except the last two, those are not homonyms. I don't know what they are, but that double letter, add ed thing confuses the heck out of me.)
Flower - a colored, sometimes scented, part of a plant that contains its reproductive organs. It consists of a leafy shoot with modified leaves, petals, and sepals surrounding male or female organs, stamens, and pistils.
Flour - a powder made by grinding the edible parts of cereal grains. Use: bread, cakes, pastry, sauce thickener.
Whipped - transitive and intransitive verb to strike somebody or something very hard, sharply, or repeatedly.
Wiped - transitive and intransitive verb to remove something such as dirt with long light rubbing strokes, usually with a soft material, or be removed in this way.
Now that we’ve covered that, you are free to move about the Internet.