Dear Dairy – reblog from KG MacGregor

My example is from Love by the Numbers:
“She loved her beautiful back hair.” I caught that in the last proof before the book went to press. Take the time to read KG MacGregor’s hilarious examples of exactly what Spellcheck won’t do for you!

(Reblog etiquette – Comment and Like at KG’s blog.)

Photo purloined from Albany Times-Union. Photo purloined from Albany Times-Union. Who writes to a cow? Perhaps when you’re up pasture bedtime and in the mood to share something you herd. Udder nonsense.

Turns out Spellcheck isn’t a perfect editor. Many years ago, I came within a curly hair of turning in a dissertation that contained three references to pubic opinion. Lucky I didn’t muff that one. They would have snatched that degree right out of my hands.

Then there’s my cruise romance, Sea Legs. Even now, it takes all my concentration not to type Seal Legs. I don’t know why I harbor that habit. If there’s an on-off switch, would someone please flipper?

Spellcheck doesn’t care if your characters shutter, or ball their eyes out. Or pour over magazines, peddle their bikes or sleep in a birth. Or if their feet have souls. That’s their yolk to bare.

Nor does it care if they…

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