I am always correcting people.
When they talk to me and pronounce a word wrong, I can’t help but correct them. When I am reading something they have written, and something is spelt wrong, I have to mention it.
I suppose it is not a bad thing to like correct spelling and punctuation, but it often gets on people’s nerves. Nobody likes to be picked up on something they’ve spelled wrong.
Mr C used to get me to proof-read his blog entries before he posted them (he no longer posts entries, not he no longer gets me to read them), and I would like nothing better than picking out all the mistakes.
And it makes me sad when I read a book with mistakes in it. At the moment I am working through a book that has come from the BBC, and there are so many mistakes in it. It’s only a first edition, but I really think the BBC should have better proof-readers than that.