Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Favorite Typo

Student papers often have typos, especially at the beginning of the semester before we've worked on proofreading. Of all the typos I see, there is one which I see most often, from the most students. I'm not sure what it is about this particular word, but it gets typoed a ton.

Today, I'm collecting the first writing homework from my classes. I just glanced at one student's and what should I happen to see? That's right, my favorite typo. See, I love this word because it makes the sentence feel more... enthusiastic, and who doesn't like enthusiasm?

There, at the end of the homework assignment, is this sentence: "I feel I have a method to my madness at this point in my writing, but I think tweaking is defiantly good."


B. Freret said...

I suppose you have to laugh to keep from crying: I would simply suffer from righteous indigestion.

Ali said...

My favorite is when someone "defiantly agrees" with a source. It always makes me chuckle.

Camille said...

I had a really really hard time remembering how to spell definitely. I don't know why, because it's just definite with ly after it, but for some reason, I always messed it up... and spell check would always suggest defiantly :)