The demise of good english and spelling things correctly
I am looking for kindred souls, people who are as alarmed as I am at what passes for the written word. Bad enough are the deliberate short cuts that people take (How R U today?), but must we write with such lack of regard that people must read it twice to get the meaning? Don't people proofread what they write to make sure they didn't leave out important words like "is", "the", and such?
And spelling! How can you post a message on the Azalea forum and spell it as "azalia" in the message title? How long does it take to look up how to spell something properly? Internet dictionaries abound! Is it a lack of pride or pure ignorance? It wasn't Hurricane Francis, it was "Frances". On the Name that Plant forum, someone posted that they wanted something from "Cali" identified. Once you read the post, you realized that they meant "California". When did Cali become the abbreviation for such a beautiful word?
Thanks for letting me rant. My family is not sympathetic.
P.S. I hope I didn't make any typos ....