Message to typical software editing-routibne writer: (Incidentally by the sheerest coincidence, his inability to recognize a misspelling in a hyphenated compound as above, is typical of his massive incompetence)
Dear software writer: Today let's discuss (talk about) spelling. A case in point (what I want to talk about) is a misspelling (something spelled wrong) by extraneous (by the way, extra) punctuation (hyphen, question mark, comma, etc) such as"lo[p." To lop means to cut,
...."etc" being an abbreviation (shortening) of "et cetera," which means "and so forth"
Reason this sort of misspelling is so common and you should address (see to, do something about) it, is the simultaneous (at the same time) strike (hit) of two adjacent (close, together) keys
Look at your keyboard (where you push to get letters, numbers, etc). See how the "[", called the "left bracket," or sometimes "square bracket,"
....is immediately (just) to the right of the "p". It's just to the upper right of the middle (Oh and there's no space between " " " and "[")
Tomorrow we'll talk about recognizing (seeing for what is) the misspelling with extraneous letter (for instance "ids" for "is"). I realize this one isd especially difficult as you fellas can't touch type
I didn't do that to illustrate (show you) my point (what I'm talking about), it happens all over the world millions of times a minute because it's by far the most common (everyday, everywhere) misspelling of "is"
I understand you've had a committee (guys and gals sitting around a table usually, talking about something) of 13 editing-routine writers working on this particular (single, alone) misspelling for some three months now. To make quicker work of it, please suggest to your supervisor (boss) that for your kind of work he should require (need, ask for) a higher IQ ("Intelligence Quotient," or smarts)
Average (usual) is 100 but come on, guys, increase it (the IQ requirement) from 32 to at least