I see three main types of spelling errors: typos (fingers on the wrong place at the wrong time); mispelled werds (forgetting the spelling rules); and word use (correct word, wrong place). Personally, I see no excuse for the most of the first two types of mistakes. Spell check programs are abundant. Even my posting box in Blogger has a spell check. (Which is good, because I've made a few typos while making this post! I even had help spelling dilemma in the title!)
The third type (wrong word) is easy to make. (See the famous "spell checker poem" at the end of this post. Recently I saw a review blogger with a "PR welcome" note. It said, "if your interested...." instead of "if you're interested" or "if you are interested". I seriously considered contacting the blogger to help her. If I were a PR rep, misspellings would be a red alert.
So, would you want me to let you know (privately, not in a comment) if I see a misspelled (or misplaced) word on your blog?
Here's an oldie, but goodie about the spell checker. (I first read it as "Ode to a Spell Checker")
Candidate for a Pullet Surprise
by Mark Eckman and Jerrold H. Zar
I have a spelling checker,
It came with my PC.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot sea.
Eye ran this poem threw it,
Your sure reel glad two no.
Its vary polished in it's weigh.
My checker tolled me sew.
A checker is a bless sing,
It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
And aides me when eye rime.
Each frays come posed up on my screen
Eye trussed too bee a joule.
The checker pours o'er every word
To cheque sum spelling rule.
Bee fore a veiling checker's
Hour spelling mite decline,
And if we're lacks oar have a laps,
We wood bee maid too wine.
Butt now bee cause my spelling
Is checked with such grate flare,
Their are know fault's with in my cite,
Of nun eye am a wear.
Now spelling does knot phase me,
It does knot bring a tier.
My pay purrs awl due glad den
With wrapped word's fare as hear.
To rite with care is quite a feet
Of witch won should bee proud,
And wee mussed dew the best wee can,
Sew flaw's are knot aloud.
Sow ewe can sea why aye dew prays
Such soft wear four pea seas,
And why eye brake in two averse
Buy righting want too pleas.