The bare bones of language: use the right word!

The Independent reported yesterday that Chris Packham, of Springwatch fame (and for those of us old enough to remember The Really Wild Show when it began), is often expected to turn up naked to events as people think he is a naturist not a naturalist.

He said, “I do a series of talks and someone told me the other day that there had been a misprint. It was in Jersey. I didn’t see it but a few people tweeted me about the show and told me that I was expected to turn up naked. It’s not that they were disappointed. They would have been disappointed if I had.”

This is why spelling is important!

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About r2ruth

I haven’t written a diary since I was 9 or 10 and a babysitter told me off for writing it after she had turned the lights off. I have blue eyes. I have a 100-year-old grandmother. I enjoy embroidery and reading in my spare time, if spare time exists. I am the descendant of a Persian princess from the 16th Century who married one of my ancestors who was an English adventurer. Spring is my favourite time of year but autumn inspires me because of the rich palette of colours which appear on the trees. I have two children, one of each flavour, and a Peter Pan of a husband who is like a third child sometimes. I’m a ‘glass is half full’ kind of person. My favourite colour is blue: the colour of the background in Microsoft Word. I enjoy a good joke, was brought up on puns and like to see the lighter side of life. I am a freelance proofreader.
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2 Responses to The bare bones of language: use the right word!

  1. I love things like this that highlight just how important using the correct spelling is. Gave me a good laugh!

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