How many of your colleaugues, either in your firm or from the competition, regularly spell planning-related terms incorrectly? The main one I've come across is "charette" for "charrette." I had a former colleague tell me about a housing advocate that wrote "infield development" in a grant application, instead of "infill development." I post this thread because of inspiration from a Planetizen article that has two words spelled incorrectly in its title: Mississippi's Governer Learns A New Word: 'Charette'. Not a big deal, and I don't like being a Grammer Natzi, but wow, wouldn't you assume that a planner should know how to spell governor and charrette? I'm not trying to pick on Chris Steins here, I am sure he is really busy, but it was funny to come across this article. It happens, I know.
I guess more to the point, in discussing our profession, have you ever looked at an old document that you wrote and noticed for the first time important words that were spelled wrong? I haven't had this experience yet (knock on wood), but I did have an embarrassing moment with a client at a meeting when we reviewed a draft chapter for their master plan (not final version, thank goodness!), and the planning commission chair of Ruraltown Township asked me, "What's this bit about Cafohogs Township? That's not our Township." Hoo-boy, I flubbed on the spell checker that morning! Not good! I got out of it (I think) by admiting the mistake, apologizing, and emphasizing all the goals and action items were written specificly for Ruraltown Township.
Do you have any good stories to share? (Perhaps this thread will die a quick death because consultants never want to admit their misteaks. )