MISSPELLING OF AUTHORS' NAMES/BOOK TITLES
MAYBE IT'S JUST MY BEING FRENCH or it's my pet peeve but the misspelling of authors' names and titles of works in here is maddening - if we care anything about literature, then we should respect the spelling of authors' names and the titles of their carefully chosen work! Maybe I'm an uptight French ass but that was how I was taught. If you add the Google tool bar you get 4 pop-downs - first being a spell checker that works on all forms, like here. It would have caught the person who spelled Prufrock "Prufock." I know were all here for fun and reading, but I think there is room for both, I really do. I know I mix up my syntax in sentences all the time - lack of proofing, but I see that differently from getting the authors name spelled wrong or part of the book title. I said my peace and I'm sure you'll tell me yours.
Elliot--are you referring to readers' posts in the forums? Or misspellings of the titles/names that are in the actual books themselves?
If it's the latter, we wanted to mention that the versions of the classics that we have on DailyLit are put together by volunteers, so there may be mistakes in them that we haven't caught. We encourage folks to email us at support [at] dailylit [dot] com when they see mistakes so we can get them corrected.
Aug 27, 2009 6:52 am
by MaggieH (admin)
Maggie - I think Eliott is referring to a post in the Book Sequel Challenge forum topic where a user misspelled the name of the author not a spelling mistake in one of the books themselves.
As for the spelling mistake itself it does not offend me as much you but I do not hold online discussions to the same rigorous standards that I would expect from a graded project.
Perhaps it is a cultural difference which is something that interests me as a Briton living in the United States. I often come across differences which both surprise and annoy me but I always enjoy learning about the differences between nationalities.
Aug 27, 2009 12:18 pm