Is it just me or does anyone else notice how awful grammer and spelling are in magazines, books or online content? It's a peeve of mine and I'm seeing it everywhere of late.
Here's an example from today that has me scratching my head:
A women's clothing mail order catalog. Women's jeans; size Petite 28" Inseams, Women 30" Inseam, Talls 28" Inseam. Another page; women's sweater labeled as item 'A'. Looking down for a description of item 'A' I find the letter 'A' listed as a vest. The picture of the vest matches the description for letter 'C'. I ended up tossing it out, I was so irritated.
Doesn't anyone proofread before releasing anything to the public? If I ever released a user manual for a software company I worked for and the user found typos, I seriously would have caught hell from my boss. You have to put pride in your work don't you?
Are corners being cut so much in the business world that quality isn't a concern?
I'm not perfect. Far from it. I'm sure I've written something too quickly and found mistakes. I don't look for mistakes when I read things. They just jump out at me.
Drives me nuts!
I think I need a massage.
A Frustrated Reader
Until next time, remember...