video: Welcome to you’re “DOOM!”
After poking a bit of fun at Gilahi needing a proofreader as he was making fun of someone else needing the same, I was reminded of this quick scene from Frisky Dingo. Every day at the office, someone sends an e-mail or provides us with web copy that just proves spell-check is a nice tool, but it can’t think for you:
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Just this week, I’ve seen the your/you’re misstep used at least once a day. And recently we had to come up with a polite way to tell a client, “Um, we think you might want to have someone else in your office proofread this first. You know, just in case we made any typos.” Seriously, some of the sentences provided us were barely English, but I figured it would be best to make us look like the guilty party. 🙄
* And yes, I proofread this entry about ten times before publishing it.