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More Spelling Blunders (2004-08-26 - 5:26 p.m.)

Here's another misspelling alert.

Actually, this one was not a misspelling so much as a wrong word usage.

This one was committed by our dispatcher where I work. She had put out some safety materials for a new driver, with forms to be signed and returned to her.

The post-it note that was attached to the stack said (and I swear I am not making this up), "Please look threw this and sign where highlighted."

I would be ashamed if I wrote something like that.

Of course, I just realized today that my favorite chili mix, made by Rotel, is called "Rotel Chili Fixin's."

Yet another flagrant misuse of the apostrophe.

Unless the can I am holding actually belongs to Rotel Chili Fixin.

Then it would be correct.

I think I will read Eats, Shoots, and Leaves next.

Ok, Rachel just informed me that the Rotel Chili Fixin's would be correct if you consider that they are shortening the word by leaving out the "g." Like in poetry, when we say "o'er" instead of "over." Or in hymns when we shorten "heaven" to make it fit into one syllable, "heav'n."

I never liked that one.

Personally, I think Rachel's giving them too much credit.

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