Typos, Spellos and Uh Ohs December 14, 2006Posted by Carthik in about, navel, planet ubuntu, ubuntu.
I have noticed that ever since these posts have been appearing at the Ubuntu planet, the number of typos, spellos and uh-ohs have been increasing. A spello is when one word gets mogrified into another, changing the meaning of the sentence – e.g., “The package will not be installed” when what was meant was, “The package will now be installed”.
I have a theory that being self-conscious and careful is actually increasing the number of mistakes I make and makes me too wordy, artificial and also makes my sentences longer and more incomprehensible.
And then, at the top right corner of my two-dimensional brain lives this irrational fear that I am angering many powerful demigods with my lame-ass posts. “Tips and tricks indeed,”… they might think, “we learn this stuff with our ABCs…” I’m sorry if that’s indeed the case.