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Typos suck

Monday, 1 September, 2014

“We can become blind to details because our brain is operating on instinct. By the time you proof read your own work, your brain already knows the destination.” So writes Nick Stockton in “What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos.” The reason it’s so hard to spot the errors, according to Stockton, “is because what we see on the screen is competing with the version that exists in our heads.” And that is what happened with the makers of this in-house publication in Aberdeen. Sometimes, we are unable to see what is before our eyes.

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  1. Henry Barth says:

    Americans and others do not see anything wrong here because “shite” is not in their lexicon.

  2. Anne Mosby says:

    Mr. Barth,
    I am an American. Worse yet, a Southerner, born and raised-oh my! Contrary to popular opinion, speaking with a southern accent does not render one brain dead. Combine that with the fact many Americans can trace their roots directly to the countries that make up the United Kingdom and you should not be surprised to discover a good many of us do have “shite” in our lexicon. A huge part of the problem with relating to other people is an assumption of the presumed ignorance of said people.

    Mr. Rainy Day,
    Thanks for the laugh!

    Really most sincerely,
    Annie