Death by Typos

A doctor removed the wrong breast when performing a mastectomy on a cancer patient.

She only had cancer in one breast. He didn’t apologise; he didn’t even inform her.

Instead, the doctor removed the other breast and told the woman that she had cancer in both breasts. (Source: a family member was in that operation in the capacity of a nurse).

What does this have to do with typos?

Well, in the grand scheme of things, I think we could agree that the mistake this doctor made was ‘unforgivable’. A typo in a LinkedIn post? Not so much.

If you disagree, please stop reading now, because we won’t be on the same page!

A career LinkedIn influencer mistakenly posted a LinkedIn post using the word Lincoln instead of LinkedIn.

I’m sure the dreaded autocorrect was at play here.

While many liked the post and left comments of appreciation, two people (not influencers) took it upon themselves to call her out in the comment section.

Boy, did I cringe for them. Because I knew what I would do and what I was going to find.

You guessed it. I took a look at their profile and spotted not just typos but spelling mistakes too.

What is a typo?

  • A typo is the transposing of letters because, you know, you’re typing so fast and it happnes (do you see what I did there?)
  • A typo is also a sign that autocorrect doesn’t like you,the word you’ve typed

And here’s the thing. Spell check will not cut it.

Lincoln is recognised by your spell checker, so I’m sure that wouldn’t have helped.

But good luck if you’re expecting autocorrect to come to your rescue when you have a real misspelled word.

So, I took a look at the accusers of this ‘unforgivable’ typo, and I ask you:

Is it unforgivable for a Sales, Marketing, Retail and Distribution Channels Executive with extensive experience in Business refer to himself as a ‘commited professional’?

Or should we worry about a Catering operations [sic] Manager who managed a ‘Southern fired chicken’ outlet.

It’s clichéd for a reason, but honestly, people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

Not to worry, I’ve contacted these individuals and shared my post with them. Perhaps they’ll do what the original author of the post did and correct their mistakes (both in the comment section and in their profiles). You’re welcome.

Full disclaimer: I’ve been nicknamed ‘Typo Queen’ so if you spot any typos in this post let me know, and I’ll correct them and hope you won’t think less of me in the morning.

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Small businesses can integrate winning transformative digital marketing strategies with my proprietary methodology: The Digital Marketing Transformation Method™

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