Spelling Errors

Discussion (9)

  1. swolfearch

    I am told that Revit can spell check; it must be a secret.

    I have a spelling checker,
    It came with my PC;
    It plainly marks four my revue,
    Mistakes I cannot sea.

    I’ve run this poem threw it,
    I’m sure your please two no;
    Its letter perfect in it’s weigh,
    My checker tolled me sew.

  2. JimmyFu

    I gotta say, at my firm…of 110…we are consistently amazed that, for all the time we spend on presentations, and graphics, and marketing…our managing director constantly sends out errors in his emails to the firm. I’m not sure that I’ve seen one yet without some sort of missing word or incomplete sentence, misspelling, etc…

    On another note, I’ve also gotten the same issue with a contractor – It seems that 70% of the RFIs/Submittals have some spelling issue associated with it, known through the courtesy of the processing software we use providing the nice red squiggly line…

  3. Random Architect

    One time some consultant of ours spelled “square footage” as “square fottage”, and it made us LOL.

  4. Michael

    I attempted to correct someone with this exact word and was immediately reprimanded (they were a senior in the firm) but whom was NOT let go in the worst of the economy?! Hmmmmm? HA!

  5. BD

    Is there any excuse for someone who spelled Pantry without the R? An email from an ex boss to the client.

  6. Stephen

    A drafter in my former office wrote “soup dispenser” instead of “soap dispenser” on a set of drawings one time. The plumbing engineer called and asked him what type of soup he wanted spec’d… chicken noodle or tomato.

  7. SchearerARCH

    below are a few of my favorites:
    1. A complete set of review drawings with “95% Review Sumbittal” noted in the title block.
    2. A Healthcare project noted as an “Impatient Unit”
    3. Any time the space in the phrase “…that it…” gets misplaced to produce “…tha tit…”

  8. swolfearch

    From the construction standards for an eastern university:

    Treatment – Posts and door frames as required shall be pressure treated with “Womanized” CCA preservative in accordance with American Wood Preserver’s Association Standard C2 latest editions.

  9. joearch

    We once received an email that a local governmental entity sent to all the vendors in their system inviting us to participate in a program aimed at helping small businesses land contracts for the “Super Bowel”