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I respect the tech-savvy of younger workers and writers – but many have pour/pore/poor writing skills when it comes to using the correct words.
This post was inspired by an informative article I was reading about writing effective Instagram captions.
The writer seemed very helpful and smart – and then I read this… (the main problem words in CAPS):
X manages Hootsuite’s Brand Publishing team and is the editor of this blog. When he’s not POURING over copy, you might find him POURING a coffee. Or riding a bike. He has many interests.
The correct word should be PORING over copy.
This PORE (as a verb) means:
to read or study attentively —usually used with over
to reflect or meditate steadily
Or as The Bard writes:
If words are said rather than read – the mistake wouldn’t matter as it would sound the same.
But mistakes that appear in writing make…
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