She’s back

Un­sere Sprach­heldin, Spot­light Cor­rec­tor Woman, ist zurück. Ihre neue Mis­sion: das Auf­spüren typ­is­cher Rec hts ch rei bf eh l er. Text von VANESSA CLARK, Il­lus­tra­tio­nen von SI­MON MY­ERS

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Cor­rec­tor Woman is back, and this time with a new mis­sion: to help you im­prove your spell­ing in English.

Thank good­ness for spellcheck­ers and pre­dic­tive text! We don’t need to be able to spell these days — or do we? Well, yes and no.

Spellcheck func­tions will pick up most er­rors, but not all. They strug­gle with ho­mo­phones — the many pairs of words that sound the same, but have dif­fer­ent mean­ings and dif­fer­ent spellings. Not all ap­pli­ca­tions have spellcheck func­tions any­way, and if you’re writ­ing with pen and pa­per, you’re on your own.

With this in mind, let’s join Spot­light’s lan­guage su­per­hero, Cor­rec­tor Woman. Af­ter help­ing Ger­man in­tern Jakob in last year’s Oc­to­ber is­sue of Spot­light, her mis­sion this time is to help Ge­orge and his Ger­man wife, Heidi, who have opened a cosy lit­tle cafe in Eng­land, serv­ing Ger­man spe­cial­i­ties.

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