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That dreadful moment when ...
« on: June 19, 2017, 03:22:29 AM »
.. you press 'send' and notice a glaring spelling error - especially when it's your own name  :o ::).

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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 05:15:15 AM »
Quick, run to your local courthouse and change your name!      8)
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 05:21:49 AM »
LOL, Jena! But, oh, yeah, that's a head banging into desk moment.
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 05:42:17 AM »
LOL, Jena! But, oh, yeah, that's a head banging into desk moment.

It was more wide-eyed, open-mouthed gasping horror as the 'submit' page dissolved in front of me. I had read through what I'd written a couple times checking for errors, and then quickly typed my name and pressed 'submit'. Guess that will teach me to read through EVERYTHING before submitting  ::).

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 06:04:02 AM »
I had my manuscript proofread and edited with a find tooth comb.  Then after publishing, I noticed that the cover blurb didn't say "that he'll never forget" as I intended, but instead read "the he'll never forget."

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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 06:39:36 AM »
I had my manuscript proofread and edited with a find tooth comb.  Then after publishing, I noticed that the cover blurb didn't say "that he'll never forget" as I intended, but instead read "the he'll never forget."

Oops. Hope it didn't go out in hardback like that  :o

When I was at college doing bakery technology the cake decoration lecturer had been tasked to make a huge chocolate Easter egg. It was about a metre high and took much planning and a special metal mould/mold had to be made. There was much relief when the chocolate egg was released from the mould/mold without breaking.  The lecturer then had us make icing flowers and Easter bunnies and chicks to attach to the egg. It was then his job to write Happy Easter in icing across the middle of the egg. On completion we all stood around to admire the finished product, only to discover he had written Happy Ester.   :o  :D.

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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 06:52:05 AM »
.. you press 'send' and notice a glaring spelling error - especially when it's your own name  :o ::).
This really made me laugh, I can fully identify with the 1st bit but so far, I've known my own name :)

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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 06:52:38 AM »
Quick, run to your local courthouse and change your name!      8)

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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2017, 09:22:27 AM »
.. you press 'send' and notice a glaring spelling error - especially when it's your own name  :o ::).

Don't think I've actually sent anything with weird names, but back when I was learning Word the spellchecker used to mash up names something awful.  The favourite one (that I can repeat on here) was an overenthusiastic spell check of a letter from a very senior former colleague that changed her name, Helen, to Halloween - and that letter, from Halloween, went out to a client.  :D

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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2017, 11:39:13 AM »
Don't think I've actually sent anything with weird names, but back when I was learning Word the spellchecker used to mash up names something awful.  The favourite one (that I can repeat on here) was an overenthusiastic spell check of a letter from a very senior former colleague that changed her name, Helen, to Halloween - and that letter, from Halloween, went out to a client.  :D

Yes, spellcheck needs its own spellcheck  ::) :D

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« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2017, 02:39:21 PM »
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.. you press 'send' and notice a glaring spelling error - especially when it's your own name

Noooooooooo the horror!

I had a problem a while back when my old w0ord process5or would inse1rt random numbers into the w4ords I typ2ed.  Not as I was typing, because I would have caught that, but somehow the act of hitting 'save' would litter my paper with errors.  Had an interesting conversation with a college professor about that essay I'd just turned in.  Luckily, he had a sense of humor about it all.

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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2017, 08:04:16 PM »
Ahhh I'm sorry-- I feel your pain because I have a feeling I've done something similar, lol but you have such a great attitude.