Saturday, August 13, 2011

If I had a dollar...

... for every time someone addressed something to me as Massive Maven instead of Missive Maven, I would be able to send a lot more international letters and postcards.

Oy.

(For the record, I am not massive... I'm pretty darn average.)

14 comments:

  1. "Massive maven" brought Nero Wolfe to mind, for some reason. But you know I'm going to misaddress something to you now. I might even masaddress it.

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  2. I think I did that when I was learning italic lettering - my A's looked alot like I's! ;)

    And what was that story you wrote to me about chasing a passum?

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  3. ... Ouch. I can't believe people wouldn't think twice before writing "massive" to refer to someone.

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  4. Maybe I should adopt the "massive maven" moniker. It certainly fits ME better than you!

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  5. Haha. This just makes me laugh. :)

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  6. I should note that this happens a lot with folks for whom English is not their native language. I guess "missive" is a more obscure word in English... but it's the native English speakers that get me the most! A lot of it comes from Postcrossing... but not all. It usually just makes me laugh!

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  7. that does make me laugh, especially when it's non-native english speakers. not as bad as the time my birthday cake said "happy birthday joe"... just one letter difference, but it matters!

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  8. Oh man, do I have a postcard for Massive Maven ;-)

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  9. Haha, that made me giggle. I am so careful when I write a letter that I especially make sure the persons name is correct!

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