Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pondering my misspelt youth

I had a great faux par at work today. I sent an email to the whole organisation with the following link to this site on the Tsunami in Japan. Subject for the email -

'Sunami - before and after'

It took about 2.5 seconds before I had the first response -

'Epic fail - Tsunami is spelt with a T'

And a few seconds later a reply form a third party that made me feel a little better -

'Spelt is a grain used to make bread - you want spelled'

Lessons learnt:

  1. Spell check does not work on subject line
  2. Take a second to look for obvious mistakes in emails before sending to peers and bosses
  3. Do not reprimand others on spelling unless you know what you are talking about