|No spelling errors here ... it's a vintage Anagrams game from That70sShoppe on Etsy|
Today I am obsessing about spelling. Actually, working on this blog post calmed me down quite a bit, so the following rant is hardly as cranky as it could have been.
|No misspellings here; just a cool pinback button by BaymoonStudio on Etsy|
|No typos here -- just a cool pendant by SnarkyandSweet on Etsy|
If I design rings and baubles, should I call it Jewerly? Is that how I would tag my Chian Neckless? Cooper Braselet? Sliver Weeding Jewlery?
Let's say I am a confectioner. Will you find my Choclates for your Valintine? How about Rasberry Perserves?
Maybe I work with Farbic. When I sew a pouch for Cosmatics and Lip Blam, maybe I'll add a cute Aminal. Yes, I will Put a Brid On It.
Scrapebooking, anyone? Lables? Gfit Crads? Need Supplys for Crotchet? Flower Peddles for Arrangments? Gift ideas for Brithdays or Chritsmas?
Vitnage shops like mine often feature Cruel Stichery. Amtique Embrioderied Nakpins. Souveniers like Coat Hangars. Frammed Mushroon Pitcures for the Dinning Room.
To Be Fair:
- Alternate spellings are a different matter ... mold/mould, gray/grey. Choose your favourite.
- People not writing in their native language have an extra challenge. Find a friend to proofread. (Hire someone to edit the miced chicken off your menu!)
- Some people spell correctly, and also shrewdly add tags with common misspellings like hankerchief. Smart!
- And "word people" just have a good time with language. They are Kreative. They intentionally post sentence fragments. Like this. They randomly capitalize Words within sentences. They use oddball spellingz. They actually mean to say Keep Clam and Carry On because it's funny.
Whew. The rant seems to be over. Now is the time to admit to a couple of my own Etsy goofs.
|Misspelled Muffins sold by ThreeOldKeys on Etsy|
|Tea Towels sold by ThreeOldKeys on Etsy|
During the same month, I sold two vintage tea towels commemorating the U.S.A.'s 200th birthday. My listing title included dates, but not the right ones.
Vintage Pair Tea Towels 1976 1977 American Independence and Bicentennial
The letterpress and towels both were sold before I noticed my mistakes. It's likely that there are more of my gaffes out there, causing gripes and grins.
I feel such a relief ... an occasional rant is good for the health! I think I'll celebrate with a couple of muffisn and a glass of mlik.