Daily Archives: 4 February 2009

Once again

Here is a response received today from one of our field agents following an automated email showing a list of open cases.

INSTRUCTION REFERENCE: XXX/XXX/XXXXXX
13/01/2009: Transferred to Agent  SEE SEPERATE MESSAGE

I have a strong desire to reply with this message:

The word you are looking for is spelt “separate”. There is no such word as “seperate”.  If you need a mnemonic to help you with this common misspelling then “pare” is what you do to fruit when you cut it in half.  In fact “pare” and “separate” come from the same route Latin word “parare” meaning “make ready”.

The question is: Am I that pedantic?

I’ll put the kettle on while I think about it.

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