Just in case you were wondering, I am a human being. I’m not a bot. I’m not an alien from another galaxy far, far away. I’m also not a deity. As a human being, I am not perfect. I am fallible. I make mistakes. I make typos.
Yes, it’s because I’m imperfect, fallible, make mistakes, and am human, that my posts may occasionally contain typos, misspellings, improper grammar, or misused words.
It’s not that I don’t know better. I do. And it’s not that I don’t carefully proofread my posts before I publish them on my blog. I do. But my mind works in mysterious ways. I find that when I proofread my own work, my eyes will sometimes see what my brain expects them to see rather than the words that actually appear on the page.
For example, even though I know the right and wrong usages, I have typed the word “to” when I should have used “too”; “there” instead of “their” or “they’re”; “your” instead of “you’re.”
And then there was the other day in one of my posts when I used the word “heat” instead of “hear” (thank you, Jim Adams, for letting me know), or when I wrote “male carrier” when I meant to write “mail carrier.” It’s goddam embarrassing is what it is.
So, why am I pointing out my human foibles so publicly? It’s simple, really. I’m asking you, my readers, to come to my aid. If you see one or more typos or other errors in any of my posts, please let me know so I can fix said faux pas.
Hence, this is my personal plea. Yes, if you see something, say something. Let me know in a comment on the post. Or go to my contact page and send me a note. Either way, I welcome your corrections.
To borrow from the 18th-century English poet, Alexander Pope, “To err is human, to constructively point out when a blogger has erred so that the err can be corrected, is divine.”