How Do I Spell Trivial?

I apologize. It’s the schoolteacher in me. I’m annoying and old fashioned. It’s a character flaw. But when somebody emails me and writes

“I have obtained legal advise from a patent professional…”

And, later on,

…how hard will it be to get some capitol investors to hear me out? 

That puts me off. It’s advice, not advise. It’s capital, not capitol. Is it just me? I can’t help noticing. I was raised that way. When I make spelling mistakes, it’s almost always by accident and I want to be corrected (thanks Steve).

I want to answer flippantly. Certainly it will be easier to get those investors to listen to you than to read your writing.

Sigh … sorry, I couldn’t help it.


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