Friday, February 03, 2006

It's a pun, not a spelling error

So, the natural (albeit somewhat narcissistic) thing to do once you start a blog is to do a blog search for the name, right? And what do I find, but a whole lot of individuals who don't know the difference between "discrete" and "discreet".

This leads to two unpleasant situations:
  • A reader who doesn't know the difference sees this blog, reinforcing their error (and not seeing the humor in the name);
  • A reader who does know the difference sees this blog and assumes that I don't know the difference.
Seriously, learn the language and don't rely on spell-check to clean up your act.

1 comment:

A Fellow Mathematician/Grammar-Nazi said...

Seriously, learn the language and don't rely on spell-check to clean up your act.

I couldn't agree more, but doesn't such a hard-worded stance potentially violate the discreet-ness promised eponymously?