Attention to Detail – #1LinerWeds

It may seem ironic for me to be posting on this subject after my typo-ridden SoCS post on Saturday, but I decided on Friday that this would be my one-liner.

Faith and I drove from Connecticut to Pittsburgh to meet-up with my brother, who drove in from Iowa. We hung out for the weekend, went to a baseball game, ate, drank and toured around the area. It was a good trip, and we had great weather. The Pirates lost, but we were expecting that. Still, a day at the ballpark is always a good day.

The last leg of our journey from CT, was on Interstate 79 south. Faith was driving, when she yelled:

“Proofread your artwork!”

“Proofread your artwork!”

Note-1: Faith allowed me to use this one-liner but wanted me to explain that she is in marketing and is responsible for communications at the company where she works.

Note-2: Although I mentioned it in several comments, The Editor never saw Saturday’s post. That dialog took place during our ride to Pittsburgh, with Cheryl contributing via text-message and my brother adding his thoughts during our dinner by the river. The Editor never proofreads the one-liners, so if there are typos today, not her fault.


This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, I’d encourage you to join in on the fun. You can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.

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  1. I don’t see any typos in your post, Dan, so well done! Faith is trained to spot the marketing typos, so it’s no wonder she gave you fodder for today. I have a FB friend and teacher who is a notorious grammar police guru. She would have noticed it too.

    I like the place under the bridge. As a matter of fact, I’m meeting a friend on Friday night at a brew pub under the bridge. Lots of beers to choose from!

    I don’t think I would ever bike down the streets of a big city. We’re getting more of them around here, but I always feel safer on the trails, where the worst that can happen is that a mother goose gets in the way. ;-)

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    1. Thanks Mary. When I asked her if this could be my one-liner, she was worried that she would seem too judgemental. I said “not for this group.” She did ask for the disclaimer.

      I rode my bike on the roads for 50 years, but I’ve decided that I’m going to stick to trails from now on. It makes me a little sad, but drivers are just too distracted, and “car vs. bike” is never going to end well for the person on the bike.

      Enjoy those beers!

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  2. I’m with Faith. It’s bad enough my friends send me messages rife with spelling errors, but for God’s sake… proof read your ad copy if you want to sell me something! My favorite? A restaurant up the coast from here that offers “fresh lobester”.
    😳

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    1. Ha ha – If you can’t spell “lobster” in Maine, you should be made to move. I make a lot of mistakes, but I usually ask someone to read, and I normally write in an application that is checking my spelling and grammar. I would never paint the back of a truck without checking with someone.

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    1. Thanks Judy. We had a great time. The word substitutions drive me crazy. I need the help, but for crying out loud, some of the suggestions are so stupid. I worry that I am going to offend someone at some point.

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  3. I’m with Faith! I’m not in marketing but as an English nerd, I see these things and they drive (so to speak)me crazy, although some are hilarious. There are many beautiful farms in Pennsylvania and I see lots of them when I drive from Chicago to Philadelphia. People driving in bike lanes is a pet peeve of mine as my husband is a cyclist. It’s already dangerous enough for a cyclist without people taking the designated lane.

    janet

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    1. Thanks Janet. Central PA is beautiful, with the farms and the rolling hills. We always comment on that as we drive through. I like that the signage in Pittsburgh also instructs the cyclists to obey the signals. It works best when everyone is on-board with the rules. I appreciate bike lanes, but I have given up riding on the roads. I’ve had too many close calls. As for typos, I don’t have much room to talk, but Faith does. She works very hard at crafting the right message and writing it well.

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  4. Another enjoyable get together with your brother and Faith. Neville Island looks like such a nice place. And who woulda thunk (not a typo!) your brother would bring Corona?!!

    Faith has a sharp eye. Good for her. I hope you sent that photo to the advertisers. One thing is for sure, to be employed by that company you don’t have to know how to spell!! 😂😂
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. Thanks Ginger. It was a great long weekend. Neville Island is still mainly an industrial island, but the hotel is easy to get to and a great starting point for most of our adventures.

      I think if we had gotten stuck in traffic, Faith might have taken a sharpie and corrected that ad.

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  5. ACK ACK ACK! Rampant apostrophes kill me. KILL ME! For heaven’s sake, half the stuff autocorrects these days. Okay, maybe not always with apostrophes, but we all know our strengths and weaknesses so get somebody to look behind you. [rant done]

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    1. Ranting is allowed on this issue (approved by Faith), Laura. I’m pretty good with this bit of grammar, and The Editor catches the ones I miss, unless I’m working without a net and post before she reads it. Then I might get an email with corrections.

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  6. Not to excuse the typo this is one of those blood rules exceptions. If it’s Tuesday and there is a multi-colored pigeon flying south in a 20 mile per hour head wind… PS – I had to read it a dozen times before it smacked me in the head. Glad you had a fun trip.

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  7. Loved the pictures. That ole It’s is misused more often than not. Some folks think it is a possessive form of it. The possessive form never has an apostrophe. The contraction of it is always has one. Glad you had a nice trip.

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    1. Thanks John. I remember that one from an elementary school teacher who said that “it holds its ‘s’ close, unlike most other possessives.” I don’t know why some things stick with you, but I would have painted the door correctly.

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  8. My mom was an English teacher. One day she was delivering something to our local high school when she was well into her 80s. She noticed a grammatical error on a sign in front of the school. She marched right into the high school office and let them know. Once an English teacher, always an English teacher, I guess. Enjoyed this post, Dan!

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    1. Ha ha – that’s a funny story, Laurie. I think I can see her doing that. I was once at a summer lawn festival at a convent that had been a Catholic girls school. I was filling out the information on some raffle tickets I bought and the Sister yelled at me for holding the pen wrong.

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  9. Don’t know why since I’ve been blogging I am LESS careful with reading/typing – kinda blinded by it, and then at the end of the week I find 3 or more errors – oh well, “they” understand, and move on with life – I have never been that way!!

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    1. I would likely have way more typos than I do if I didn’t have my wife proofreading these. As it is, the ones I write without having her look go public with errors and she’ll send me an email. I do some writing for our company, and typos are not welcome.

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      1. You are fortunate, I don’t have anyone close to do that for me. Just thought of it that increasing carelessness is because I don’t have to write for “work” anymore!

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  10. Hi Dan – I get totally frustrated with published errors … be they on a blog – and sadly my typing fingers do things that my eye doesn’t see; or worse in the public space of life – where marketing/sales people should be setting examples. We’ve had some awful ones here recently … badly formatted too .. makes me want to weep! Sad but true … I do move on … but it’s funny they linger … love the views and news – cheers Hilary

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    1. I don’t like it when I make errors, but sometimes our eyes see what we’re thinking as opposed to what we wrote. I get frustrated due to the number of people who point out my errors (humorously, but I now have a reputation).

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  11. When the basics of writing fly out the door, when proper grammar is ignored, that is serious. I’ve seen mistakes on billboards myself and I find myself gritting my teeth. Good grief! I don’t know about you but I’m not about to buy from a company that cannot even spell properly. Great gallery, Dan. I’m not a fan of cities but to see a city from my comfortable chair, is a different story however.

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    1. Thanks Amy. I’m glad you like the city photos. I’m not a big fan of cities in general, but I have have mu favorite few, and Pittsburgh is at the top of the list. As for typos in advertising, yeah, it doesn’t inspire me to buy their products.

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  12. I loathe professional signage that is misspelled. I also yell about it.
    I completely agree with your assessment of the cyclist pedaling wildly to escape the vehicular assault. LOL LOL That’s a good one!

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