I’m wondering if there is some unwritten rule in blog etiquette that readers don’t point out really ridiculous typos to the author? Sort of like pointing out when your boss has tomato soup on his tie or the convention speaker’s flies are down. Everyone just gets a little bit embarrassed and looks the other way.
I mean you don’t expect bloggers to proof read their posts, do you? Where’s the spontaneity in that?
The reason for this minor outburst? I just had (rare) reason to reread a post I made a few weeks ago. The one about vocabulary choices. And, well, the third paragraph reads like this:
“The author reason I enjoyed Holly’s journal this week was for her admission to enjoying the Nero Wolfe detective stories. I’ve never yet managed to happen upon a copy of one of the books, but a couple of years ago the BBC ran the excellent TV adaptation featuring Maury Chaykin and Timothy Hutton, and I thought they were fab. Worth seeking out if you’re a fan of the genre.”
“The author reason…”??? WTF? Clearly this is not merely a typo for “other”, but an actual fact gold nugget of stupid. And no-one told me. *Sigh*. Well I’m not going to change it now. It’s there for posterity. My shame is on your consciences, live with it.
ps I also recently discovered, by complete coincidence, that the BBC has been rerunning the Nero Wolfe Mysteries. Missed half the season of course because they’ve been hidden away at 2am on a Sunday morning, but what I have seen has still been joyous.
pps I managed to locate the Rex Stout section in Borders, and have been reading the stories. Actually, they’re just like the show. Fab!