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Nov192011

Dear New Midwife Blogger,

Please learn that it's HIPAA, not HIPPA.

Please use spell and grammar check.

Please know how to space and use punctuation.

Please use your own mind; don't be a sheeple.

Please examine every single thought that goes through your head. Three times.

Please have a great time writing.

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Reader Comments (4)

I personally think "Read it out loud" three times is better, something about saying it tells a lot about how clumsy it is and how understandable it could be.

November 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEthel

Yes! Adding that. Thanks for the reminder. :)

November 19, 2011 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

It must be a defect in my character, but my parents put great emphasis on both spelling and grammar, and when I see silly mistakes my opinion of the writer is lowered. I can't believe that there are SO many dyslexics out there. If someone can't expend the effort to spell check or to review one's own composition before posting, I begin to wonder if they are as sloppy as regards facts.

Good on you, Barbara, for bringing this up.

November 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAntigonos

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! That HIPPA/HIPAA thing makes me crazy! I have seen "HIPPA" used by medical and legal people who have no excuse.

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterValerie Runes, Esq., RN

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