Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Is It Pubic or Public?

Every once in a while I really screw up. Today it happened. It was a lollapalooza of a mistake. Before I send anything out, I always proofread what I write at least three times. Today, because I was in a hurry, I only proofread once and then sent out a letter addressed to: (name withheld to protect the unprotected), Director of Pubic Relations, instead of Public Relations.

It just goes to show you how one alphabetic character can change the whole flavor (so to speak) of a document. The main point here is, BE SURE TO PROOFREAD MORE THAN ONCE BEFORE YOU SEND ANYTHING OUT!


Emma said...

Ack. Don't you hate it when spell check doesn't catch a mistake because it's really a word? I'm famous for mistyping "does not" as "doe snot." Yes, like as in a deer with a runny nose.

Pam said...

Hi Emma. Glad you stopped by. I like your "doe snot" story. Too bad spell check doesn't check temporary insanity.

Robin Easton said...

I laughed my guts out over this!!!!!
You are such a delight. You shoot straight and from the hip, girl!! I love it!! If you could see me right now sitting at my desk laughing my face off!

I say, aaw, leave the mistakes; it will shake of up this old world where most people are walking around half asleep!! You go girl, rattle those cages! LOLLOL!!!

Hugs and laughter to you,
Robin :)

PS You REALLY made my morning. I needed this!

Pam said...

You know what Robin? I got the freelance writing gig from the public relations client because they thought it was funny! Those are the kinda' folks I really enjoy working with! Of course, it doesn't always work out that way.

bob said...

with moments like this, ya better be careful with that "pucky" word! the good news is that on most keyboards that "p" is a far distance from that troubling "f".

great blog spam.

bob said...

oops i meat pam (not spam).

Pam said...

Bob, you are always such a delight. Thanks so much for your comments. -Spam, I mean Pam