Spelling’s nnot her stronng point

Seen on Craigslist:

Cannon, EOS 620 Camera – $160

Presumably, she had the camera sitting in front of her as she typed this ad . . . it bore two pictures of the said camera, after all. How some people can misspell something that’s staring them in the face is puzzling to me. Students do it with my name, even though I’ve spelled it properly for them on the syllabus. I remember as an undergrad, going to talk with my French History prof and seeing a fellow student’s essay atop a stack of papers on his desk. We had written essays on Emile Zola’s L’Assommoir, which features a character named Coupeau. The student consistently spelled it “COPEAU”. Maybe it’s time to crack the book open again?

The Craigslist ad continues:

In great condition, has wonderful flash. This Cannon is mannual and automatic.


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