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Really bad typo

Typos happen. Usually they don't change meaning too much. But I just caught one of my worst ever: I looked back at e-mail with W about meeting up for something, and where I meant "That works for me", I'd sent "That's work for me". I am mortified, and worried she's been feeling hurt the past couple days.

Re-reading is your friend. And your friends' friend.

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come_to_think
Jan. 9th, 2017 02:38 am (UTC)
Not a typo, but a vagary of spelling that likewise shows the importance of reading over: On the Web a while ago, a participant in a discussion of live vs recorded performances hastily apologized for posting a sentence beginning "There is no one I would like less to see live than...". It occurred to her just afterward that "live" might be pronounced with a short i.

The worst typo I have intercepted in my career as a copyeditor was in a paper on modeling the spread of AIDS. It referred to "viral counts" without the o.
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