I understand that strict adherence to good grammar is, in some circles, considered to be a slightly annoying trait. And I understand that e-mail is a rapid, off-the-cuff communications medium to which formal correspondence etiquette isn’t always expected to apply.
But I’m still rather aghast that I received two e-mails today that contained spelling errors in the subject line — one a professional press release (“Reserach Highlights”) and the other, believe it or not, a job application for an editorial position (“Piublication”).
A former boss of mine in the publishing industry once sent a company-wide e-mail with a subject line that read simply “Annuincemnet.” It only confirmed for many employees how seriously he took both the contents and his audience. So is this just a one-day blip in my Inbox, or has anyone else experienced this sort of thing lately?