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Interesting but where was the proof reader?,
This review is from: You've Gone Too Far This Time, Sir! (Kindle Edition)I enjoyed this book but I was distracted by the spelling mistakes. The author is a school teacher so surely the difference between a "steal" framed bicycle and a "steel" framed one would stand out like a sore thumb. Every time another wrong spelling turned up it annoyed me further. Is this just a Kindle problem or did the actual book go out unchecked too?
Despite the lack of proof reading this book does draw you in to the author's journey and the joys and hardships it presented him with. It was worth reading.
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Initial post: 24 Jul 2011 11:38:10 BDT
M. Adams says:
I agree. I also noted that somebody had been 'rapped' in cotton wool. As mentioned, not good for a school teacher.
Posted on 29 Jul 2011 17:04:38 BDT
Kenn Coates says:
Hi Supergabs, your thoughts did occur to me too but I decided not to mention them in my review. I've come to the conclusion that, as most people have been through what passes for state education this is just going to be more and more of a problem. I am constantly struck by these spelling and grammatical errors that appear everywhere nowadays - even in the better newspapers and periodicals.
The problem is, if children aren't taught properly then every career is going to be adversely affected - including teachers - and it will just be a vicious spiral.
Posted on 7 Aug 2011 00:26:30 BDT
T Lopez says:
There is also a "dear" running along as he cycles, and Krakow is the capital of Poland....
Posted on 21 Aug 2011 15:30:50 BDT
Eye to fownd thee speeling mistacks anoying butt at £0.00 frum thee Kindle stoor I thowt gurd vallyoo! ;O)
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Aug 2011 12:04:43 BDT
and that comment just sums up the attitude that seems prevalent today... "why bother doing anything correctly... be it spelling, grammar, respect for others and/or their property.. if its free who cares?"
Posted on 26 Aug 2011 12:09:20 BDT
unfortunately the reviews regarding the spelling mistakes, especially from a teacher, have put me off reading this book... even if it is free
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Aug 2011 17:43:26 BDT
If someone has taken the time to do something for charity and write a book of their exploits along the way and at the same time offer it to readers for nothing (although it is now at the astronomical amount of 86 pence!), why would it be so against your higher values to read the man's journal? It was an interesting read and also funny. The half a dozen spelling errors could so easily have been a mistake in the scanning process. It's your loss for not reading it and your holier than thou attitude is laughable!
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Aug 2011 18:34:20 BDT
point taken.. but nothing spoils the read of a good book more than silly errors which should have been corrected, as i'm sure the author would have wished, before printing/scanning... i'm not knocking the author's fantastic achievement for charity which is laudable, just commenting on others' comments... which is what the reviews are for surely?
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Aug 2011 18:42:40 BDT
Absolutely! If you can get over the errors it really is worth taking time to read!
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Aug 2011 19:24:59 BDT
then i'll try it... if only to satisfy my curiosity... and i'll try very hard not to be quite so pedantic in future (i'll probably fail at that!)