Am I the only one that grew up, fearing the misspelled word?
Grandmother and aunts taught school at one time, and we were constantly corrected for bad grammar, spelling and slang.
Some of my early views went like this:
Using profanity or bad grammar became indicative of poor education.
Yes, not everyone who makes typos, grammatical or spelling errors, lacks education. But, that is the message that gets conveyed anyway.
I’d like to have some to
You mean “also“? That would be “too“
I’d got a few medals while in the military.
They were made of some kinds of metal.
I seen it yesterday. No, you saw it yesterday!
I could list examples forever. No one seems to care anymore. If we misspell a word long enough, we try to get it added to the dictionary.
What goofy person (probably Bush) thought up “Terror Attacks“?
We can only claim to speak English, we certainly can’t write it!
Which advert would interest you, if you were looking for a Caravan?
“Well maintained 2006 Caravan with low mileage and many options.”
“GOOD MANTANNED 2005 CARAVIN WIT LOW MILAGE AND SUM OTHER OPSIONS.”
My biggest faults in typing are nearly always intentional. I type fast, like I speak, and touch type. Or I might be up late, tired, with blurred vision, so there may be some other *typos*. Mostly, I miss a letter, or my fingers type out of turn, so that THE gets spelled TEH, for example.
And I use CAPITOL letters and “QUOTES” and *OTHER* means to emphasize something. This is something I adopted on the NET, like using emoticons, so people can tell when you are STRESSING or EMPHASIZING something. Doesn’t make it correct, but it was intentional. Now it is a bit of a habit. And I can’t remember which words receive capitol letters to start. Proper names, and Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS), are in Capitol Letters, right?
That is why I like reading those BLOGs, written by professional writers, or those with the same type of upbringing I had (where spelling and grammar went right along with learning to ride a bike or dressing yourself).