Did I really do this?

@dorannmwin (36392)
United States
July 25, 2012 10:31pm CST
I was just going through and responding to the comments that have been left in the discussions that I've started and I noticed the tag in one of them said exs. Now I thought that I had tagged the discussion exes and not exs and now I'm really bother by the fact that I can't change it to the proper spelling. The reason that it bothers me so is because of the fact that I am a perfectionist. I know that there are times that we all make mistakes, but I am the kind of person that wants to change my own as soon as I notice them. I have a friend that always spells guess as quess and I sometimes just want to yell at him and tell him that it is G-U-E-S-S and to remember that because it drives me nuts. How do you feel about typos? Are you like me and want to change them in your own writing whenever you notice them? Is there any kind of typo that a friend of yours makes on a regular basis that absolutely drives you batty?
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13 responses
@Dominique25 (9464)
• United States
31 Jul 12
No it doesn't bother me. Sometimes I think a lot of us are mylotting for the day or late at night and our sentences run together or words are misspelled. It doesn't bother me though. It does bother my husband. He often says that most of the people on here have their sentences all wrong. Then I have to explain to him that we try and get what we want to say out so that we can respond to other discussions. I know I try to have a goal for how much I want to get done on mylot each day.
@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
3 Aug 12
I honestly can say that the mistakes that other people make don't bother me near as much as the mistakes that I actually make. For other people, my biggest pet peeve is just when they insist that a word should be spelled differently than the way that it is supposed to be spelled (ie they spell the same word the same way all the time despite the fact that it is easy to see that it is spelled wrong quess = guess)
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@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
6 Nov 12
Very true and I believe that one of the reasons that I'm so hard on myself is because of the fact that I also write articles online and those are somewhat difficult to edit later too. Not impossible as it is on here, but difficult none the less.
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• United States
4 Nov 12
Yeah we really can be our worse critic. That isn't necessarily a bad thing though. It's good for us to want to do things correctly. It's when we stop caring about our mistakes that problems come in.
@bounce58 (17387)
• Canada
23 Aug 12
Like you, I'm a perfectionist when it comes to text. I've always been this way, ever since I was a little kid. I've even honed this trait in my early career as I've been tasked to write manuals for a big company. Even now, when I've replaced a guy who wrote all the manuals for this company. I can't help myself go through all of his work just to make sure that it's all spelled right, and that capital letters are in order, or even the text are all justified!
@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
24 Aug 12
I tend to be the same way when I'm working on some kind of a project. Oh, and don't even get me started about those times that you find a spelling or grammatical error in a novel. It is something that always sticks out to me like a sore thumb.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
26 Jul 12
YES.....sometimes I read it over and still miss one then hit the button just to realize that I spelled something wrong and wish I could edit it! And there are times when I spell something right....but it looks wrong! LOL
@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
27 Jul 12
I honestly think that if there was one suggestion that I could make to mylot in order to improve the site, it would be that we would have the option of editing a post that we had already made.
@bunnybon7 (50973)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Jul 12
it does drive me batty when someone keeps on correcting me and i dont spell that well but im not ashamed as many are like that. i have a cousin like you. he will correct me all the time online but thank God i dont live close to him these days as he did it all the time back when. now he dont get the chance to often. I do love him dearly. hes like the brother i never had growing up. we grew up together so we forgive small differences dont sweat the small stuff kid
@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
27 Jul 12
Now, I would never go to the extent of sending someone a message or giving them a hard time every time that they make a typo. It is just the times that someone makes the same typo all the time that really drives me insane. If I can understand the context of a conversation, I will take it as it is though there certainly are times that those typos stick out like a sore thumb.
@marguicha (216742)
• Chile
14 Aug 12
I used to be like you until my eyes and my hand grew old. Many times I edit my posts or answers, but still there are lots of mistakes that my fingers make. and my eyes donĀ“t see. I have come to accept that other people will understand that we are not perfect.
@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
15 Aug 12
Would it sound really odd if I was to say that I know and accept that other people make mistakes, but when it comes to myself, it is simply not something that I am able to accept. I think that a lot of this comes from the fact that my parents always said that we could do better until we got 100 percents in school.
@RitterSport (2451)
• Lippstadt, Germany
27 Jul 12
hi dorannmwin, I was on the route to perfectionism too with having been brought up by a perfectionist. I am happy I take some steps backward from this. Also got into a discussion with someone at work about typos. I mean most of them are so small they are easily overlooked and its nothing tragic. I try to do well what I do whether typing at work or at home or writing snail mail but we are only human.....
@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
28 Jul 12
We are all only human and there has never been a human being that is perfect. However, it is still something that I do have a hard time accepting at different times in my life. I think it is because I want to be an example for my children and to find fault in myself means that there will be fault in them as well.
@lynboobsy11 (11343)
• Philippines
26 Jul 12
I'm using chrome and my browser has a spelling check that's why when the red underline shows there is something wrong with the spelling and I correct it right away.
@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
27 Jul 12
I don't use chrome all the time, but there are sometimes that I use it. Right now I am using FireFox and it does the same thing with the automatic spell checking as Chrome does and I will correct every time that I get the red squiggly underline.
@Nadinest1 (2016)
• Canada
26 Jul 12
It drives me crazy when someone spells something wrong on Facebook.....I so want to correct them. When I post something and my sister notices a typo....she immediately messages me and writes TYPO, TYPO....and I immediately go back and change the mistake. She knows I have having something spelled wrong. You are not the only one. I hope everything is spelled right in the response. lol
@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
27 Jul 12
LOL at the fact that you said you hope that everything is spelled right in the response. On Facebook, the one that drives me the most crazy is on the school system here's facebook page. There are a lot of times that students comment on the status and it is very rare that they spell something the right way. That is something that enrages me because it makes it look like the students are wasting all of the time that they spend at school.
• United States
26 Jul 12
I try to type and spell things the best I can so others can read it and hopefully understand it but I am not as big on punctuation. I think it is hard to have it always be perfect because not everyone spell correctly and it would take up to much time to make sure everything was just right and if you do it too much on here you may never make any money
@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
27 Jul 12
You are right that if we always took the time to be perfectionists it would really slow down how much we were able to get done during the time that we spend on here. I don't think that there will ever be a point for me that I won't be upset with the mistakes that I have a tendency to make, but that is just the way that I am and have always been.
@much2say (53956)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Jul 12
Admittedly, I'm not really a perfectionist (I'm not so good at proofreading my own stuff because I don't take the time) - but I do hate seeing my work with typos in it. I consider myself a decent speller, so it drives me a bit nuts when I reread and find a dumb error on it (when it didn't have to be an error). But I truly hate it when I omit a word and that completely changes the whole context! On myLot I've come to expect spelling errors from others (it's funny, I won't say who but there are some "friends" here that constantly make spelling errors) but I take that as part of their myLot personality - hee hee.
@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
27 Jul 12
I am a person that would be good at proofreading my own work, but I have to admit that it is something that I don't take the time to do when I am on mylot. The majority of my proofreading on here is when I am actually typing up a discussion or response. After it's written, it is done for me on here. So, I have to say that my backspace key is one of my best friends.
@ravisivan (14079)
• India
26 Jul 12
If I can change a mistake committed by me -- certainly i will change. Nowadays we are all eager to do more than what we can do easily. So there is scope for errors in our typing or sentence formation. I allow 5% lenience for this. I am not a perfectionist. It is because I know the whole world is not perfect. it has a lot of deficiencies to be corrected. As long as it doesn't affect very much the environment/passage i leave things as it is. But i know the spelling 'guess'. I checked up --there is no words 'quess'.(cambridge dictionary)
@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
27 Jul 12
You are right that the world is not perfect and there is no person that is perfect. This fact does give us something that we can aspire to. I'm just a person that has always been very hard on myself.
@bagarad (14283)
• Paso Robles, California
26 Jul 12
My own typos bother me more than anyone else's. The older I get, the more erratic my typing becomes, and sometimes I can't believe I'm typing things I would have flunked my English students for -- especially using the wrong "to" or "there" or "here." Sometimes my fingers type words I'm not even thinking about. I'm not quite sure how that happens. I admit I don't take the time to proofread my posts here very often. The print is small, and I just don't have the patience. I do correct mistakes that I notice, though, as I'm typing. Unfortunately, I don't notice all of them. So I hope my friends will accept this imperfection just as I accept their occasional typos.
@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
27 Jul 12
Don't get me wrong, I know that typos can and do happen and I'm not giving anyone a hard time about their typos. But, I am giving myself a hard time about my own typos because of the fact that I am a perfectionist and have been throughout my entire life.
@ARIES1973 (11426)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Jul 12
I never mind if the word is misspelled as long as the thought is there. But hopefully, there will be an option here that would allow us to edit what we previously posted.
@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
27 Jul 12
I do have to say that if there was only one suggestion that I could give to mylot to improve the site, it would be that we would have the option of editing a post that we'd already made.