H is for Human Being

DE0EB7B8-5A7E-48F4-BBE8-F0803FC70D56Just 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. 5C8A7500-4865-4FF9-8F02-14C839960894Yes, 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.”


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34 thoughts on “H is for Human Being

  1. crushedcaramel April 9, 2019 / 6:17 am

    I often publish posts and later realize there are typos. I am sure a lot of us do.

    If you genuinely want to hear from other bloggers if they spot a typo, I will remember if I ever do notice one. But please delete my comment afterwards. I don’t want other bloggers thinking I am some kind of pedantic typo obsessed prune-face who is policing other bloggers grammer!

    🙂

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    • Fandango April 9, 2019 / 7:33 am

      I will, but what is so bad about being a “pedantic typo obsessed prune-face who is policing other bloggers’ grammar?” By the way, I fixed the typos from your comment in this quote. 😱

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  2. Paula Light April 9, 2019 / 6:23 am

    Jim is a good proofreader. I appreciate knowing when I’ve made an error so I can fix it. If I see something in yours, I will speak up! 😀

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  3. newepicauthor April 9, 2019 / 9:20 am

    I hope you will feel free to correct any typos or mistakes that I make in my posts. However, I am unlike you, as I am a human bean, a pod person created by aliens from a plant like species.

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  4. Melanie B Cee April 9, 2019 / 9:30 am

    Well I’m a member of the highly unpopular grammar and spelling police, so you KNOW I’m gonna speak up. IF I catch the typo, and if I don’t think it’d be mean to say something. We all do it, including members of the grammar and spelling police, so why be judgy?

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  5. rugby843 April 9, 2019 / 9:46 am

    Don’t worry about it! Seriously! I can proofread a few times and still miss something. Just today I read something I wrote two days ago and made corrections, but let’s face it, it’s probably not going to be read again by your followers. A lot of the male/mail typos are spell check. No worries!

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  6. msjadeli April 9, 2019 / 11:41 am

    I appreciate the corrections. I can’t promise to be the spelling/grammar overseer for others. As long as I understand what was meant to be said I just keep reading. If it is a question of clarification I will ask.

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  7. Ennle Madresan April 9, 2019 / 6:38 pm

    Nice post. Sometimes I let bloggers know I’ve seen what appears to be a typo…and sometimes they’re less than grateful. Tangential note: while I appreciate the flaws that are genuine typos, the English Major in me goes a tad crazy when I see that people consistently use words incorrectly–a big one is “loose”, when then mean “lose”. And don’t get me started about TV reporters’ poor use of language…if I hear “momento” (rather than “memento”) one more time, I may have a seizure. Thank you, I feel better now 🙂

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  8. Marleen April 9, 2019 / 10:43 pm

    I have too [see?] spell check my spell-check/autocorrect constantly — constantly — and that doesn’t mean I catch everything. So… I don’t blame you when I see silly mistakes. The most recent recurring “correction” imposed on what I type in has been a switching from was to saw and saw to was. I had a sentence [for example] where both of these words were in the sentence. As I typed, the right word was changed to the wrong word. I fixed it… and this takes stubbornly doing it over and over sometimes. Then I got to the other word later in the sentence, and it switched that to the one I had been trying to make stick earlier in the sentence (as if I would certainly want the same word throughout the sentence, or maybe even every time I use those three letters — that went on for days). It didn’t happen while typing in this post, though. {However, I just now noticed that the word switching got changed to something else (just completely other)… for who knows what reason. I had to fix that.}

    Noted, though, that you’d like to know.

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