Lively discussions on the graphic arts and publishing — in print or on the web

Go Back   Desktop Publishing Forum > General Discussions > On Language & Literature

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 03-04-2008, 07:00 AM   #6
Sysop Emeritus
ElyseC's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: southeastern Iowa, in the technology corridor
Posts: 2,190

Originally Posted by LoisWakeman View Post
People who use spell checkers then don't proof-read are very common!

A newspaper in a neighboring town is notorious for its mistakes. (Heck, some people have told me the only reason they continue to subscribe is because spotting the goofups makes good entertainment!) One of the most recent oopses had to have been due to a spelling checker running unchecked and no followup by a proofreader. Dominic, a child from a prominent, well liked, very-church-active family got his photograph in the paper for something or other. The cutline below it stated his name as "Demonic."

(Oh and was there any apology or rerunning of the photo with the corrected cutline the next week? Nope. How not to win friends and influence people!)

ElyseC is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spelling Check dthomsen8 How to Use the Forum 8 09-02-2007 11:41 AM
owed to a spelling chequer Richard Waller On Language & Literature 2 07-28-2007 06:57 AM
Spelling doesn't matter... Bo Aakerstrom On Language & Literature 20 04-27-2006 02:30 PM
Spelling of fount Michael Rowley On Language & Literature 39 04-13-2006 10:01 AM
Spelling Dictionaries (Computer) dthomsen8 On Language & Literature 5 01-03-2006 01:15 PM

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:04 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Contents copyright 2004–2018 Desktop Publishing Forum and its members.