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Are you good at spotting mistakes?

by VerityG (follow)
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US Sheriff rug in dog we trust mistake error
Photo via Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Some folks are naturally talented at seeing things in small detail and spotting mistakes. They make good proof readers! It seems a US sheriff's office in Florida could have done with someone like that after a rug saying "In dog we trust" lay in the office for two months before anyone noticed the mistake.....

Are you good at spotting mistakes?

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Yes I am usually first to notice.
On the whole I make a very pernickety proof reader, spotting all sorts of small details.... I like to think that if I had walked into that Sheriff's office, I would have been chortling as soon as I saw the rug :)
I generally think I am but occasionally one slips through
I pick them up easily at work but when I'm writing I always seem to miss something no matter how many times I edit and there's always something I spot after I've submitted. Don't you just hate that!
Yes I am when it comes to movies, tv shows and pictures, but when it comes to writing I do miss some. This is why I have to read something I have written a number of times
It all depends on what I am looking at and how much of a hurry I am in.

Spelling mistakes I can see instantly, and I do not understand how there are any as most programmes now underline a word (such as programmes spellt the Australian way) so the person writing can see that it is incorrect.
by Finy
Yes and people often become frustrated at how pedantic I can be!
Definitely. It really irritates me when I see examples of bad spelling. Like Verity, I would have picked up this mistake right away, but had a good laugh at the same time. I think good spelling is something which is ingrained in childhood if you are taught properly, and never leaves you.
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