I'm editing a book in which the author used "shoe-in" to suggest a sure winner. The same author also referred to a "door jam." Aaaaargh.
Last week someone wrote that someone must "toe the line." Someone else jumped forward and said, "No. That's "tow the line." I leapt into the fray and said, "No, it's toe."
Sigh. These kinds of errors will not be caught in spell-check software. What's the solution?
Beets the hell out of me. Aye yam bee wildered.