While reading an article recently in a very respectable, big city newspaper I came across the word “therefore” spelled as “there-for”. Yep, as the saying goes, you can’t make this stuff up folks.Now, as many of you will be aware, I don’t tend to worry too much about spelling. I’m usually of the “it’s a simple mind that can only come up with one way to spell a word. How-ever (intentional, of course), this all but stopped me in my tracks. Not sure why. Perhaps it is just too much of a corruption? Too far from what I expected?
Whatever the reason, this all but stopped me in my tracks. Try as I might to read on, I kept reflecting on it…and was ultimately unable to finish the article (which up until that point, had held my interest.
Seen a really inventive way to spell (ok, present might be a better term here) a word? Do let us know. And also let us know your reaction.