Monday, October 30, 2006

Mea Maxima Culpa

Now hear this. I have a new personal Rule of Blogging:
no posts while under the influence of a migraine.

Obviously there is a back-story to this earth shattering decision and it runs like this:
yesterday when I posted under the influence of migraine and not-quite-kicked-in meds, I made a spelling mistake.
Yup, that's all. I spelled a word incorrectly and an old acquaintance picked me up on it... quite correctly ... and here is where I confess a major character flaw:
I don't like being corrected. I get right royally pissed... with myself mainly, because, you see, I notice such things in other people's Blogs. I don't tell them, but I do notice. If I notice so do other people.

I am working on being less persnicketty with myself but I got really really ticked off about mispelling a word that I actually DO know how to spell and use correctly so from now on no migrainy posts.
Rant over, you may now resume your regularly scheduled Blog reading :]


sheilaC said...

Gosh Susan. I now wish I hadn't mentioned it. But it was the fact that in your original post you posed the question about how could one be with baited breath. So I was not correcting your spelling. I would be the last person to correct someones spelling.

Anonymous said...

This is an interesting site Origins of words and phrases etc.

Sheepish Annie said...

Funny, I will often notice errors in the posts of others. (didn't catch yours, though...) In my own entries, however, I frequently miss things despite fairly aggressive editing. I guess we sometimes see what we meant instead of what we actually wrote.

Quilting Diva said...

Oh oh, do I have any errors in my blogs? If so, please email me the list. At least I have a good reason

A. I'm a French Canadian
B: I was educated in French

catsmum said...

none that I've seen sweety :]

mehitabel said...

When my daughter and her husband go out for sushi, they refer to it as "bait night" and I guess they come home with "baited" breath. I on the other hand, will only eat fish if it's battered and fried and served with chips and vinegar.

Nora said...


I'm always in such a rush I just hit the 'publish post' button.

Come to think of it, I'd actually appreciate being corrected - so feel free! x