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All too often, people think that passing a spell-checker over a piece of work is sufficient to prepare it for public consumption  - hopefully the following misprints will convince you otherwise. All the following quotes are genuine misprints taken from real publications - which, to save their embarrassment, will remain anonymous!

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A computer spell checker wouldn't see the problem with these, but most readers would:-

  • "For Rent: 6-room hated apartment."

  • "And now, the Superstore--unequalled in size, unmatched in variety, unrivalled inconvenience."

  • "WOMAN WANTED, to share Fat with another."

  • "Get rid of aunts: Zap does the job in 24 hours."

  • "Mr and Mrs John Taylor of Verona, formerly of Wellington, were weakened guests of Mrs J. H. Barron of 23 Willow Drive."

  • "Our experienced Mum will take care of your child. Fenced garden, meals, and smacks included."

You might get the spelling right, as well as the grammar, but this doesn't stop the sentence being total gibberish!

  • "Here is an opportunity to purchase a charming small house at a price which bears no relation to its cost."

  • "The Cape Hain region, developed as Australia's first national park, was visited by 436,328 persons, three times the attendance for the previous year when no attendance figures were kept."

  • "Illiterate? Write today for free help."

Even if your sentence makes perfect sense, you might not realise exactly what you're implying. It often takes a second pair of eyes to spot that you might not be saying exactly what you mean!

  • "A superb and inexpensive restaurant. Fine food expertly served by waitresses in appetizing forms."

  • "Dinner Special -- Turkey $4.35; Chicken or Pork $4.25; Children $4.00."

  • "For sale: an antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers."

  • "Now is your chance to have your ears pierced and get an extra pair to take home, too."

  • "Wanted: Unmarried girls to pick fresh fruit and produce at night."

  • "We do not tear your clothing with machinery. We do it carefully by hand."

  • "Tired of cleaning yourself? Let me do it."

  • "Dog for sale: eats anything and is fond of children."

  • "Sheer stockings. Designed for fancy dress, but so serviceable that lots of women wear nothing else."

  • "Used Cars: Why go elsewhere to be cheated? Come here first!"

  • "Wanted: Man to take care of cow that does not smoke or drink."

  • "Auto Repair Service. Free pick-up and delivery. Try us once, you'll never go anywhere again."

  • "Free: farm kittens, ready to eat."

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