One of my greatest pet peeves is the increasing inability of our population to spell words correctly. Not only are misspellings rampant among the blogosphere, but homonyms run wild!
Now, I'm not speaking of an errant typo or two. I'm talking about chronic, careless misspellings. Readers do judge you and make assumptions about economic class, education and general attention to detail all based on poor spelling.
Below is an easy-reference list for misspellings frequently found on the Internet:
Altar = where one gets married; Alter = change
Calendar = a date book
Definite, as in "I'm definite about spelling."
Definitely, as in "Judge Wapner is definitely on today. Definitely!"
Lose = to not win; Loose = not tight
Separate = divided
It only takes a few moments to hit the spell check and proofread your work before posting. Please do so! Learning how to spell has worked for me; for more tips, see Shannon's blog every Wednesday.