Monday, December 5, 2011

Wordage & Editing & Seriously?

See anything wrong with this sign?

If you saw this sign, wouldn't you take it down? Or maybe someone left it up wondering how many people would notice. Like my hubby who didn't notice.
Our brain knows what the word is suppose to be without the missing "h." My brain stopped thinking and conjured the image after I passed and I laughed and thought about pulling over to take a picture. I didn't. I was on a time schedule.
On the way home the sign faced me again so I did stop.
This is one good reason to have a second set of eyes on your story. We can edit and edit and think our story is awesome. But another person reading it will catch a missing "h."
Seen any good signs or quotes lately? Do Share!


Peggy Eddleman said...

There's good signs all the time! I like them. It helps me know there's a real live person behind it. :)

But I DON'T like them in my ms! A second set of eyes is INVALUABLE.

Alice said...

So true. I didn't notice the missing letter at first either. I had to really look hard.

Wall-to-wall books said...

Ha! That's funny. I had no idea what you were talking about, I kept reading it thinking why would they take it down, I don't get it.
Then read about the missing "H" and still thought - there is no "H" in truck??? LOL
I'm so dumb!

Kold_Kadavr_flatliner, sub/dude said...

Like romance? Like well-oiled-clich├ęs? Like adventure and passion in the Great Beyond? Reading our blogs, especially 'MySoulAccomplishment', we can do whatever we like Upstairs - God only gives bawls to those who see the need for humility. We love you, girl. I seriously gotta whooole lotta bawlz (in the cranium). Meet me in Heaven and you, too, can see’m. God bless you.