The April Blogging from A to Z Challenge continues!
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G is for GRAMMAR
I’m not a grammar Nazi, but I definitely appreciate the proper use of common words.
In this age of texting, posting, and tweeting, many people have fallen into the habit of using poor speech – typing as casually as they would yell to someone in the next room.
I typically overlook mistakes in informal conversations online, but bad grammar and misspelled words are appearing in advertising, news reports, headlines, and billboards. Far from reflecting a laid-back approach to literature, it’s looking like a good education has escaped the people who call themselves professionals.
One local restaurant had a sign advertising their new tilapia dish. It took six weeks and 3 separate attempts before the sign finally had the correct spelling of tilapia. (Frankly, I lost my confidence in their ability to cook what they couldn’t spell.)
I had hoped that with the entire world wide web at everyone’s fingertips that the written word would improve. Surely, there is app for THAT?
What do you think? Is grammar a big deal or not? Do you judge a person by their writing presence?
Leave a comment for me, if you please. Writing is a lonely business.
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