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Old September 28 2013, 11:01 PM   #29
Greg Cox
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Re: Castle - Season 6 Discussion & Spoilers

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Meanwhile, Castle faces every writer's worst nightmare: a potential son-in-law who thinks spelling stifles creativity.

The horror, the horror . . . ..
I guess its your personal horror?

Strangely enough as someone who has been trained in linguistics, I'm not turned off by bad spelling. I view it more as an evolution of the language.
Ah, but Castle is not a linguist, he's a professional writer.

Trust me, as someone who has spent much of his adult life editing and proofreading manuscripts and page proofs . . . we take spelling very seriously.

It's an occupational hazard. I cringe if I find a misspelled word in a restaurant menu. (Don't get me started on "sweat and sour soup.") And have been known to keep myself awake in meetings by proofreading copy . . . .

And whatever writer wrote that line clearly knew how much it would rankle Castle!
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