In the garden, I’m known as a “purple thumb” because I am uniformly mediocre. While typing, on the other hand, there are only certain words that bring out the worst in me, and I’ve found that these same words hang up others as well. Interestingly, in our line of business, phrases and words such as Christmas cards, holiday party invitations, church, reception cards and restaurant are constantly blighted by misspellings. Christmas frequently becomes Chirstmas or Christams cards, if you don’t believe me, do a search online for either spelling and be prepared to feel embarrassed for the authors. Likewise, party invitation suddenly becomes party invitatoin, church becomes chruch, reception cards become receptoin cards and restaurant devolves into restaraunt or restarant. Why these words are jumbled and not others, I’m not entirely sure, but I’m not ready call myself “all thumbs” just yet. Ironically “misspell” and “ignorance” are on lists of most misspelled words too.
You feel better now knowing you’re not alone, don’t you? I do!