Last night at midnight my time, I published today’s FOWC with Fandango One-Word Challenge. The word for today was “lessen.” But as several bloggers pointed out to me when I woke up this morning, the wording in my posted FOWC prompt read “Today’s word is ‘lesson.’ Not to be confused with yesterday’s word, “lesson.’”
What the hell, Fandango? Is the word for today “lessen” or “lesson”?
Let me assure you, it’s “lessen.” Or at least it was supposed to be, since yesterday’s word was “lesson.”
Oh how clever I thought I was being to create homophone prompts on consecutive days. But maybe too clever for my own good, perhaps.
In the end, though, I did learn several lessons from this experience.
- Never publish a post when I’m just about to fall asleep
- Always proofread my post at least two or three times, including reading it aloud at least once, before hitting “Schedule” or “Publish”
- Lessen my dependence on autocorrect to catch my errors. Apparently autocorrect isn’t good with many homophones
Let that be a lesson for all of us.