Monday, 15 June 2009

Verify

VERIFY

–verb (used with object)
1. to prove the truth of, as by evidence or testimony; confirm; substantiate.
2. to ascertain the truth or correctness of, as by examination, research, or comparison.
3. to act as ultimate proof or evidence of; serve to confirm.
4. Law.
a. to prove or confirm (an allegation).
b. to state to be true, esp. in legal use, formally or upon oath.



I check and check and check
Verifying any suspicious spelling
Pesky typos still getting through

No need for despair, this isn’t yet a wreck
But for my red pen’s furious yelling
It’s just a phrase I’m going through.

3 comments:

Leatherdykeuk said...

Clever piece :)

martha said...

HUH! SPLURF!!!! I like the pun. Well played.

Dina said...

As a former editor/proofreader, I can adopt this as my credo.
Wonderful.