Saturday, June 30, 2007

Say What?

When you surf the Internet a lot, you tend to see some pretty...err...interesting...grammatical mistakes.  While they still irk me, I more or less expect them.

This, however, was a new one:

"To spite what some people are saying."

This is one of two things.  It could be someone using voice recognition software and not catching a transcription error.

Or, more worryingly, it's someone who doesn't know the word "despite."

2 comments:

Mz. Cat said...

Or if they are like me... my fingers tend to work faster then my brain something so who nows.... LOL!

SpooWriter said...

I buy that for accidental pluralizing by apostrophe and misuse of it's and its. I've caught that type of mistakes in my own stories.

But...seriously..."despite" as "to spite"? Eesh.