Till vs. ‘Til
Wrong: He won’t be back till later.
Right: He won’t be back ‘til later.
Till is an erroneous contraction of until. The correct contraction is ‘til.
Skew vs. SKU
Wrong: We need to move some skews today, people!
Right: We need to move some SKUs today, people!
An SKU is a stock keeping unit, or inventory item. This noun is often pronounced skew (sk-yoo) for brevity. Unfortunately, the similarity in pronunciation with the verb skew (to take an oblique course, look askance, or distort from a true value or symmetrical shape) produces confusion in spelling for those who don’t know the origin of the acronym. So don’t let a confusion with SKU skew your spelling.
More next time.