Another hit on spelling for this website.
By the way, this is one of the most comprehensive sites for information on the Parker Pen Company and its products dating back to its origins from the most recent models. We are big fans of this site.
A really curated catalogued repository of data, complemented by a fair bit of insights and anecdotes. For this reason, when we find spelling errors on the site we feel personally affected. Not least because of our passion for the products put out by the Parker Pen Company. It also takes away credibility. Here’s more info.
If you’re looking for authoritative information on this pen brand, look no further than parkerpens.net . But ironically the spelling is frequently incorrect on a number of words scattered throughout the site. And we mean ironic because the fine art of writing is surely connected to correct spelling and grammar.
Now we’re not suggesting one handwrite website content of course. However, we have no doubt effective spelling practice includes writing the words by hand. Research. We suspect less handwriting and more of the disconnected content creation by means of technology actually negatively impact our ability to spelling by interfering the retrieval processes (of correct spelling and grammar.
The point being, handwriting requires some sort of utensil held by hand. And now that’s gone. And the authoritative website on Parker pens and pencils.. contains spelling mistakes. We hope the irony is not lost on the reader.
For those who did not pick up on the error in the text showcased, we show the correct form in the image below. Funny thing is, although we believe the human touch would still be ideal, there is actually automated software out there that will check your site for spelling & grammar. (note, we do not receive any compensation for the links we share below):
There is a catch, that spelling error on this page was not the only one. We leave it up to our reader to find the second
Pity the new English speakers who rely on such seemingly official sites to study pronunciation, spelling and grammar!
Anyhow, even if we as native English speakers, are going to learn to speak proper, we need to be conscious of our writing, reading, listening and speaking.
Source: Speak Proper Blog