In the scheme of things, what I'm going to raise with you today isn't a major issue.
In fact, it's such a minor woe that I doubt it would even register as a frivolous #FirstWorldProblem. Because it's smaller problem than that; a much more localised issue.
Very local - to me - in fact.
And yet I know I'm not the only one who's afflicted by it. Maybe you've been affected by it where you live. Or maybe it's not where you live ... but who you are; your name I mean ...
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... people misspell my address. Often. [I know! It's heart-breaking isn't it?]
In the town name people regularly add in an extra letter where one doesn't belong. There's only one 'O' in it. I assure you.
There are two 'S'es in Teesside. Honestly.
Just think of it as meaning: an area that's at the 'side' of the river 'Tees' ... because that's precisely what it does mean. Therefore it needs two 'S'es to make any sense, otherwise the river would have to be called the Tee. Which it isn't.
Because it makes me suspect that they think that I'm the one who's spelt it incorrectly in the first place!
And, if there's one thing I like less than someone getting my address wrong ... it's them thinking that I did!!
But hey ... like I say ... it's not such a big deal really. Live and let live eh?
I mean it's not like I was so bothered by it that I went to all the effort of documenting my frustrations via the medium of collage, and then blogging about it ... is it? Oh ...
So ... over to you ... tell me I'm not alone!
- What turns you into an irrational spelling pedant?
- Do you have a name / location that no one ever gets right?
p.s: Yes I'm aware that, after writing this post, spelling-karma will come round to bite me the next time I have to copy out a customer's address onto a parcel! Trust me I'm going to be proof-reading like my life depended on it from now on ...