you come across a misspelled word, incorrect punctuation, or incorrect grammar in a newspaper or magazine article or in a novel?
It has got to be one of the WORST pet peeves that I have!!
I'm sure that there are some things that totally escape my notice.
The recurring email with only the first and last letter in place and everything else scrambled gives away that fact about everyone but I would hope if you were publishing something you would at least proofread your work AND most of them (if not all) have an editor!!! I'm thinking that I would really enjoy being a proofread or editor. I may not be the best editor in the business BUT I wouldn't have let an article slip by my desk that quoted President Bush as saying the after the Sept 11th attacks he wanted Obama "dead or alive."
I was completely unaware that Barack Obama was the cause of the 9/11 attacks. So nice to be told now that he is our President.
And get this.. there was MORE THAN 1 place in the article that had the Osama/Obama typo.