Monday, May 4, 2009

Quick word on typos...

We all make typos. It happens. Hopefully spell check will catch them for us. Unfortunately, we all rely on spell check a bit too much. It doesn't save us when we type a real word in place of the word we actually meant. And it changes the meaning oh...so...much.

Background: I've been arguing with a lady back and forth on email and via the phone over how much the company I work for owes in common area maintenance fees for 2008 on a property we rent. She insists we owe more than I think we do. Finally, I asked her for invoicing/statements for all of 2007 and 2008 so I could reconcile it against my own records. She responded with,

"Lisa, I will defiantly get you a copy of that."

Maybe she meant defiantly. Maybe she really isn't happy about it. Maybe she didn't mean she would definitely get me a copy of it.

Whether you do it defiantly or gladly...I definitely need it, lady!

5 comments:

Rae said...

I am the world worst speller, so I'd never say one word to her, it's a good thing you didn't get my problem, at least that's one nasty thing I did not pass on to you! Love you!!!

Julie and Nate said...

I love it. I think I've done that before. But it wasn't nearly as good of a story as yours!!

Lonna said...

Lisa, why would you publish my story to the whole world? It's not my fault I can't spell, I get it from my Mother!

Princess Lisa said...

No problem here, Grandma! I'm a great speller!

Julie- it was a perfect scenario, wasn't it? I laughed so hard when I got that email! :)

Mama- I'm sorry. But, if it helps any...I showed it to several people in my office and they didn't even catch it.

Monkey Toe Momma said...

That is hilarious! You know, I'm terrible with this. I do it all the time, in fact. I'll reread some of my blog posts and I'm like, "WTF, that's not how it's spelled." And it'll drive me nuts, so I have to go in and edit it. I'm totally neurotic. I hate it that I can't go and edit my comments, because, you know - Neurosis.