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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I weep for the English language



There's no character limit on Instragram so I don't know what stops people from spelling words how they should be spelled. It's not so much the bastardized short form of words but the spelling of the word "chaos" that brought tears to my eyes.

8 comments:

Squiggles said...

A lot of people just don't care or even know they have made fools of themselves for not knowing the spelling of simple words. Either that or we are finally seeing the result of the Canadian equivalent of "no child left behind". Apparently, the school systems will not fail a child. Nor will they teach them to write (only print) going forward. So expect this to get worse. A lot worse. By then I will be saying in my best Farnsworth voice: I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

Harith said...

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyhpiuK7U01r9nm0io1_500.gif

Bicky said...

I weep for the future. *sniff*

George said...

I blame the public school system. When I was a youngster, spelling grammar and writing were must-pass courses. You miss one of them, you fail.

That's why I speak and write English real good.

AllanVS said...

What the fuck is a kayoss? Did she mean "kiosk" ... or chaos?
Why do kids not give a damn about their spelling?

Huket on Fonix Wurkted phore mi!!

LC said...

On top of the horrible spelling and the reference to "tall heels" (PS - they are called high heels, Bud).. Does this photo really need so many hashtags?!... I mean really, c'mon!

MATT said...

This is a sad, sad pandemic that isn't going away anytime soon.

The prevalence of text messaging and abbreviations that teens use, combined with the fact that regardless of whether they are spelling correctly or not, the recipients of said text messages know exactly what the author is trying to say, leads me to think that this will get much, much worse, before it gets better.

I've even seen job postings online that were clearly edited with a "spell check" of some sort that corrected spelling of certain words, but clearly not grammar, because the wrong word was used for the context of the sentence (ie: "your" instead of "you're"). I can't be bothered to even apply to a job when the company doesn't care enough to entrust hiring to people who will make sure that the position is advertised in a grammatically proper form.

calvinhc said...

In this day and age of making words shorter (e.g.: 'k' is used instead of 'ok' which was already short for 'okay'!), I find it ironically humourous that someone's bad spelling has them typing MORE characters.