Monday, February 1, 2010


Just a small vent:  started four new online classes through our local college.  I am mystified by how some teachers have their instruction pages filled with typos.  One instructor in particular warned about spelling errors, but he misspelled grammar and plagiarism both in the very same sentence.   Yikes!  It's not like I don't make spelling errors, I do all the time.  But then again, I don't teach!


  1. Nothing irritates me more than sloppy memos written by the same people you (or your children, in my case) are supposed to be learning from!

    It's a shame that they don't have a little button on them that would, oh, I don't know, check the spelling for them. I would name such a miracle little button "Spellcheck". DOH.

  2. OMG! I really dislike when that happens. It's such a shame. I often wonder if people like that do it on purpose just to see if anyone will say anything. Don't they have spell check.

    My son's kindergarten teacher's documents - every single one she sends home - have typos. It's so frustrating.

    Good luck with your classes.

  3. That has happened to me but I am now very carefully as it makes you look a total fool as a teacher of English as a foreign language.

  4. Ditto, Amy! My local newspaper is so full of typos-- can't believe it. Also, I have coworkers (teachers) that I desperately want to edit (memos, ect) but don't want to offend them.