“What you meant to say” is a new feature here on the Caffeinated blog. It’s meant to be a compilation of the (many) grammatical/spelling/word choice mistakes we see all around us, all the time. It occurred to me that I should start keeping a running list for fun, and then of course, I thought it would make a fun blog post. These are all real examples. Readers are welcomed to add their findings.
For the week ending July 10 (questionable word/usage is bolded):
Subject line on a spam email: This Video Is A Must Watch. [Effects Us All}
What you meant to say: Affects
Tweet: Come check out our conference room and setup a tour!
What you meant to say: Set up. As two words, set up is a verb, whereas setup is a noun.
Tweet: CAE stands for Certified Association Executive. They’re the hallmark of a committed assoc. professional.
What you meant to say: It’s
Tweet to a car rental company: Great service. Great cars. Will defiantly pick [name] again for my next trip
What you meant to say: Definitely, showing how you can’t ever rely on autocorrect or spell check.