Friday Follies #12 – Three mistakes that make me go “Arghhh”!

The Grammar Cop has found a variety of errors for this week’s list. Check out  these lovely lulus!

  1. “The … odor has left many people feeling helpless and embarassed to expose their bare feet in public.” – LES COURS MEDICAL CENTRE ad. I am embarrassed on their behalf to read their misspelling… especially since one sentence later, they spell it correctly. <rolling eyes skyward>
  2. “…wants to review the transcript and allow each side to argue it’s case about…” – LOS ANGELES TIMES. Shame on them. The IT’S/ITS mixup should not exist in any medium, let alone a major-market newspaper like this one. Say it with me, friends: IT’S=IT IS.  ITS=possessive.
  3. “People could be skating on Lachine Canal by 2015” – THE GAZETTE newspaper headline this week.

I’ll let you think about that last one. But don’t think too long or it’ll be 2015 before you know it! 😉

4 thoughts on “Friday Follies #12 – Three mistakes that make me go “Arghhh”!

  1. Oh, that it’s/its mistake is one of the easiest and most embarrassing (stops briefly to count) ones you can make. It’s similar to their/there in that it’s a difference I clearly know and understand, but that my fingers don’t seem to care much about when I’m typing and that spellcheck won’t pick up — a very dangerous combination.

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    1. Haha, you counted right! I think it’s/it’s comes more easily with practise, and by that I mean the more one sees it used correctly, the more its proper usage is remembered. And yes, we definitely can’t count on spellcheckers to catch such sneaky errors!

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      1. That’s true about spelling. Sometimes I can tell a word is wrong even if I’m not sure why. It just doesn’t look right. The word I could never spell at school was desiccated. It used to come up in spelling tests quite regularly, for some reason. Sadly, now that I can spell it I’ve never had to use it.

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