Monday, June 18, 2007

When You Misspell Words in the Headline, It's Hard to Take the Story Seriously

Sometimes I make spelling mistakes, I'll admit it. At least I run the spellchecker most of the time. And I avoid using words I have a hard time with, like "occasionally" (if you'll notice, I'll use phrases like "sometimes" or "once in a while").

That's why the headline on this story set my teeth on edge.

"Impostor" is one of those words most people misspell. The main reason I don't is that I once worked with a woman who was even more persnickety about spelling than I am, and the misspelling of "impostor" was one of her pet peeves.

I expect better from a law website! :)