Writing Mistakes:

What to do if you keep making the same typo

Posted on April 23, 2020

Do you have a certain word or phrase that you always mistype? It’s easy enough to go back and correct it of course, but it’s still annoying, isn’t it? You’d rather not get that red squiggly line from Microsoft Word to immediately point out to you that you’ve gone and done it again.

Personally, I always mistype (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Three mistakes a spellcheck won’t help you with

Posted on November 18, 2019

Before publishing any writing, or submitting it to somebody for consideration, it’s important to run a spellcheck on it. Microsoft Word will help you by underlining possible errors as you type, but it doesn’t always do this “dynamically”. This means that if you paste text into it from elsewhere, it might not pick up on a problem until (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Trump supporters found to have worst English skills

Posted on October 27, 2015

In a recent study of US presidential candidates, Republican supporters have been found to have worse grammar and spelling than Democrat supporters, with Donald Trump’s supporters making the most errors on (more…)

Posted by Jenny C

Grammar is important on dating sites

Posted on October 13, 2015

According to an article from The Wall Street Journal, the correct use of grammar is a sought-after quality on online dating sites, with it coming second only to personal hygiene.

This observation comes from a survey by (more…)

Posted by Cheryl Mathews

Tottenham apologises to Wayne Gretzky for spelling his name wrong

Posted on October 7, 2015

Tottenham Hotspur football club has apologised to former ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky after giving him a team shirt with his name spelled incorrectly.

Gretzky, who is the (more…)

Posted by Jenny C

The true cost of spelling mistakes

Posted on September 30, 2015

It may sound hard to believe, but a single spelling mistake can result in a drastic reduction in sales. Back in 2011, online entrepreneur Charles Duncombe famously said in an interview with the BBC that just one spelling error could (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Woman pleads guilty to attempted murder because of spelling mistake

Posted on September 23, 2015

A British woman has confessed to the attempted murder of her husband because of a spelling mistake on a forged ‘do not resuscitate’ note.

Douglas Patrick, a 72-year-old retired bus driver, originally fell ill (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

Survey finds that grammatical errors annoy young adults the most

Posted on September 16, 2015

According to a recent survey commissioned by Dictionary.com, the 18–34 age group is the most annoyed by grammatical errors on social media. This contradicts the popular image of this tech-savvy generation using abbreviations and (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones
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