Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Seriously, people.

Dear people who don't understand basic spelling and grammar,

I cannot even begin to count the number of times I have seen this lately, but it is starting to drive me completely insane. Here's the deal, people: While it is true that there is a word spelled "lead" that sounds exactly like the past tense of the verb "to lead," that word is the name of a metal. I believe the word you were looking for is "led." I know these homophones can be sneaky, but if you're going to publish a journal article or give a presentation to a room of educated people at a robotics conference, maybe you should crack open a dictionary when you get confused. I really can't take much more of this. Thank you for your consideration.


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