Monday, May 11, 2009

MISSPELLING MONDAY for May 11, 2009

ATTENTION! Yes, I'm talking to you! (And that's attention, like a-t-t-e-n-t-i-o-n, not like a-t-t-e-n-c-h-i-o-n, which isn't a real word. Got it?)


So anyway--your attention, please...



If you are a writer yourself, and you're writing about another writer, could you maybe learn how to correctly spell the word "writer"? I mean, that kinda seems like it would be a handy word for you to know how to spell, right? Or is that just crazy talk?

(And furthermore, isn't the most appropriate term to use here "playwright," not "play writer"?)

Thanks to STEVE for the top picture and to LEANNE for the bottom picture!

8 comments:

Dave said...

That is the oddest misspelling of attention I have ever seen. And unexpected storms? Have they never heard of teh Weather Channels? Someone fell asleep on the job is what I'm thinking....

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

A few someones fell asleep on their jobs, I think! :)

mama grammarphile said...

It's hard to believe that "attention" was spelled incorrectly, since "occurred" and "received" - two commonly-misspelled words - were spelled correctly.
Also, I hear you are "writting" a book. Can't wait to read it. :)
Love you.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Yeah, I agree--that is pretty amazing!

Here's hoping that the book I'm "writting" is free of any pesky grammar/spelling errors! :) Love you, too, Mom!

LadyStyx said...

Nuts. Mama beat me to it.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

My mama's good like that! ;)

Leanne said...

It actually gets worse...
I just wanted to point out that the "writter's" photo caption misspells "received" as well. Hilarious or sad? I can't decide.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Oh, man! You're right! I think that's definitely in the "sad" category...