Sunday, 31 August 2008

Loosing the War on Error

Other people’s mistakes are funny. Mine are not.

This blog is a place to celebrate the mistakes of others. Specifically, mistakes in language. More specifically, mistakes in English. Most specifically, mistakes in written English.

The pleasure I derive from such errors probably springs from a heady but unhealthy mix of pedantry and schadenfreude, which has me wincing and glorying in equal measure over typos, misspellings, grammatical gaffes and any other lexical cocksoup which comes my way.

For a while now, I’ve wanted a place where I could collect the examples I occasionally happen upon. I know there are other places on the web where similar pursuits are enjoyed – places such as and The Apostrophe Protection Society – but I wanted one of my own. So this is it. I’ll be posting stuff as and when I can, but would obviously be overjoyed to receive any contributions from you. If you have anything you think I and other pedants might enjoy, please send it to me here. Thanks.

Your wonderful.