In Defense of Proofreading

I can’t tell you how many times I have left an “a” out of the word “manager” in business correspondence, leaving “manger” in its place.  After all, it is a correctly-spelled word that shows up a lot around Christmas.  The rest of the year, not so much.  It brought to mind a cute poem that deftly drives home the point that the skill required for proofreading is still relevant, even with spell check.

This is the condensed version.  The original, longer version drives home the point and then beats it mercilessly into the ground.

I have a spelling checker
It came with my PC,
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot sea.

Eye ran this poem threw it
Your sure reel glad two no,
Its vary polished in it's weigh
My checker tolled me sew

To rite with care is quite a feet
Of witch won should bee proud,
And wee mussed dew the best wee can,
Sew flaw's are knot aloud.