The above image is a screencap from the help files in Excel 2007. If the “Waht” isn’t awful enough, just try to decipher that second sentence. Yes, this is so helpful. Perhaps a proofreader would have been a good idea?
Archive for April 2008
Vancouver’s new smoking regulations have resulted in a flurry of horribly misspelled, badly punctuated, and otherwise disgusting new signs on patios all over Vancouver.
Is it really that difficult to spell-check? Must you really say that smoking is “prohibbitted”?
This recent flurry of terrible abuses of the English language made me want to do some walk-by editing with a big, fat Sharpie. But, as a well-behaved editor, I’m more inclined to go home and whinge about it on my blog.