I always feel somewhat embarrassed when I find a typo in one of my old blog posts, and try to fix it. I’m a little less concerned with forum posts, since they tend to be more ephemeral anyway, and I should probably treat Twitter updates and Facebook status the same way, but I’ve made my share of “Oops, I meant to say ____” posts.
How about you? If you stumble on one of your own online posts and find a typo, what do you do about it?
The poll is open through June 8. And yes, I know there’s a typo in the question. I didn’t notice until after several votes had been cast, which meant that Twtpoll won’t let me fix it. 🙁
Found written on a stairway tile:
Someone’s teacher might be disappointed in the spelling…
A nice example of why spelling and grammar checkers (at least as they stand today) are not enough: In trust we Word. The article has more.
(Appropriately, it seems that WordPerfect’s grammar checker is considerably more effective than Word’s.)
A few weeks ago, the floodlight in our entryway went out. This was the first built-in fixture to burn out, so we checked with the apartment office to see whether we should replace it ourselves or ask maintenance do it. They said they’d take care of it.
A few days later, the light was still out, but we got a service report with one line written on it:
Upon reading “replaced blub,” the manager joked, “There’s your problem!”
Shortly afterward, the bulb was replaced.