A well misplaced word
Original post made by Oxymo Ron, another community, on May 20, 2008
After writing advertising copy and business prospectus for all these years, the opportunity to write a few misplaced words in this Forum is very relaxing. Hopefully, the wrong word in the wrong place is always spelled correctly, but its misplacement is its purpose.
For those of you that write in their business lives, you already know that each word and combination of words are chosen carefully to engage the reader in a flow of thoughts leading to a designed conclusion. The use of the misplaced word is not actually different from that goal. The reader trips over the misplaced word and then rereads the surrounding commentary to make sense of it all.
It is the misplaced word that creates the centerpoint of the writing and creates the opportunity for readers' interpretation. This is especially true when no content in the writing is intended. The reader reads and rereads in interpretation to their own point of view.
As a result, in this forum such misplaced words in writing lacking content has created many excellent and very meaningful discussions of shifting topics from each author that adds their thoughts.
And I enjoy that result,
One HAL of a Pal