Wednesday, February 21, 2007

And Not One Of You Even Mentioned It!

Despite all my comments in previous posts about my status as unqualified spelling and grammar snob --- NOT ONE PERSON mentioned that I mis-spelled "cervical" in the title of my last entry. I missed it, and either all of you missed it, or were too polite to point out my moron-ness in the middle of the tale of me, baring my infertile soul.

Cervial??? Is that even a word???

Good thing IQ isn't required to have a baby, or I'd still be childlesss.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nope, just chalk it up to the fact that the human brain only requires the 1st and last letters to be correct. The other letters in the word can be a mess and our brains will still read it correctly. LOL!

Trish, Leesburg, VA

kim said...

I wanted to see how long it took you to notice and remedy the situation. Besides, I did not want to seem like an anal, nit-picky, pain-in-the-butt blog scrutiner, aka Virgo. HAHAHA! I figure I'm skating on thin ice with you as it is. I sometimes forget that you and I are NOT BFF, and that you don't know my sense of humor. And possibly don't appreciate it. HAHAHA! So, for once I kept my mouth shut; that was a first and will probably be a last! Are you working on Part 2? But, hey, no pressure.

kim said...

And, just to make you feel better, in my post up there (imagine an arrow pointing up), I said blog "scrutiner." Most people would say blog SCRUTINIZER. But, being the empathetic individual that I am, I wanted you to feel better about cervial. HAHAHAHA!

woffiebear said...

Kristie, I think most of us are just too excited to continue your story to worry about spelling. Heck, I'm the queen of misspelling and have frequently misspelled my own name.
Susna in Minnesota

Kristin Hicks said...

Didn't even notice. One of those things that the eye skips over. I frequently leave out a word or type the wrong word when I'm in a hurry.

Kristin in NC

Erin said...

hehe I was definitely 1/2 a sleep when I read your post ... thats too funny though. When I read your blog I'm either laughing or crying forget about spelling mistakes! Hope lunch with the six is going great! Do they have off this week? We do in NY- I'm loving it (except for grad school tonight)

Mary said...

Okay, is this a test? Are we supposed to notice AND point out that you had another out-of-character spelling error in your latest post? Or do people add extra "s"s to words when they're distraught??? :)

Briana said...

Everyone was just to excited to read the story that we skipped right over "cervial". :) Can't wait to read the rest of the story.

Rena' said...

To be honest I'm not even sure I read all the titles of your entries. I am in such a hurry to read your post.

Two Kids and a Husband said...

I would say that you hit the nail on the head when you said YOU were concerned about spelling....I think the rest of us really don't care too much...but I will only speak for myself...I didn't even notice it.

Julie

Kristin Hicks said...

I just noticed the extra s as I was coming back to see if you had posted again. Can you say 'addiction'?

Lisa said...

I didn't not notise becoz the standerd of Inglish Literasy is not very good in this countree at the mowment - I have just analized a servay wot sed that 80% of biznesses are unhappee with the levle of literasy in todaze skool leevers in the United Kingdom...and the sad part is I'm not even joking!! You spell it any way you like Kristie - looking forward to the next part. Love and prayers,
Lisa

Cindy said...

I noticed it, but as one who writes an email newsletter broadcast to 3400 subscribers each day, I wouldn't dream of mentioning the mistake. I get enough messages from the anal spelling/grammar police. We understood you were referring to cervical - don't need a medical degree to get that one, but I bet you feel like you have earned one after all you've been through!

Personally, I breeze past misspellings so I can get to the heart of the story - and can't wait to hear the next chapter. You are one amazing woman! (By the way, any news on Blaine's shoulder?)

Caroline said...

Yeah, totally missed that. I do read everything you write carefully, but I don't pay a bit of attention to your spelling!

jadine said...

Oooooooh. I thought you had mis-spelled "servile." As in "servile mucous." Ha! (Cracking myself up)

~Hadube

LIBSMOM said...

And sadder still is that I "read" it as cervical. I know all too well how important said cervical musous is. Besides, I'm way more interested in the content of your posts than the title of them !!!
Waiting patiently to find out how you went from infertility patient to surrogate!

clara zimmerman said...

Well, yeah, I noticed it, but I wanted you to write more, so I didn't want to point it out!

Anonymous said...

I for one don't care if you misspell anything. What I really, really want to know is how you "jump started your ovaries" to finally have so many successful pregnancies.
You are one amazing woman.
Janice, SoCA

Sarah said...

Oh yeah... I SO noticed it.
Really.

Um... well, not really.

ahem.
I didn't notice it.

But I DID really enjoy your post.
Does that count?

Sherri in NC said...

OK, I noticed it, BUT, since I have annoyed so many friends by pointing out their spelling and grammar mistakes in the past, my new years resolution was to stop doing that this year. I noticed you misspelled "imaging" in an earlier post about Blaine and didn't say anything then, either. Love everything you write no matter how its spelled!

Sherri in NC

Deborah said...

Duh . . . of course I saw it. I am a pro-fessional proofreader. Not! I totally missed it. Don't tell my bosses. And don't read Housetrends magazine too closely either. Love you and your typos!

Patty House Jasonville IN said...

Actually, I've read that as long as the first and last letter of the word are correct, that our brains can read it anyway...That HAD to have been what happened!! (because I flat out missed it).