Writing Glitch #380

Today’s first glitch:

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I’ve seen in case written as one word several times (once in a published novel!), so apparently a lot of people think it’s correct. Incase isn’t a word, however.

“Just in case my phone dies.”

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About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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3 Responses to Writing Glitch #380

  1. M. Oniker says:

    “Just encase my phone!” Dies…

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  2. Lol I love M. Oniker’s comment! Nailed it 😊. Yep, I’ve seen this, too. Where do people pick up these erroneous habits? Each other, I suppose 🙄😉

    I also see “Justin case” lol 🙄😉

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