Category: Spell check

“Lost in Translation”

June 30, 2013 by in category Sign Language, Spell check

On the subject of errors in translation and proofreading, I came across this interesting blog post ( about some amusing but costly translation errors. When Parker Pen marketed a ball-point pen in Mexico, its ads were supposed to have read, “It won’t leak in your pocket and embarrass you.” The company thought that the word […]

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49 errors spell check won’t pick up

March 27, 2013 by in category Spell check

A piece of work I recently reviewed contained a few examples of words that had not been picked up by spell check. According to Webster’s online dictionary, the most commonly misplaced words are there/their and affect/effect. Here are 49 reasons why you shouldn’t rely on spell check alone to review your work. These word pairs […]

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