Tuesday, May 12, 2009

TO/TOO/TWO TUESDAY for May 12, 2009


BECKY found us our homonym error du jour, but it's kind of a cute homonym error. It's a polite homonym error. That's because we're dealing with a compliment. And compliments are good things, right?

Well, they're good things unless the right word to use in a given situation is really complement. Sigh.

Not only that, but there's a great misspelling here, too. Two letters in the word "health" are transposed. You'd think that someone writing about Medicare would know how to spell health, right?

I know one thing for certain: Of all the compliments someone could give the person who created this training program, "You are such a fabulous grammarian and great speller!" will not be among them.

Thanks, BECKY, for spotting these mistakes!

5 comments:

Becky said...

All of the screens in that online training used the wrong form of complement. It was pretty horrifying. My eyes were also sore from looking at the ugly font and ridiculous clip art. I complained to our training department, but they said that this program was created by an outside vendor. I hope we didn't pay too much for it! It is a piece of sh--.

LadyStyx said...

Well, at least they were consistant with the misspelling.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Becky: I had to take an online training course the other day, and I kept looking for errors. Sadly (or not sadly, depending on how you look at it!), there weren't any mistakes. Then again, the course was on keeping company info confidential/secure, so they'd probably been mighty pissed if I'd found an error, print-screened it, and posted it on my blog, haha. :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ LadyStyx: Very true!

ChicagoLady said...

LMAO @ polite homonym error.