So menny shpelling mishtakes…

Appollogees, I’m stepping up onto my sope bocks now…

Have you noticed, like I have, the number of glaring spelling mistakes online? Not just the odd typo on Facebook, but I’m talking, in blogs and news articles. I guess people are just too busy to check or proofread. And some of them just plain never learned spelling at school.

As far as mistakes are concerned, I’m sure I’m as big a culprit as anyone. And guess what? Apart from noticing it, I don’t much care. As someone who spent ten years teaching adult literacy, what I consider to be important is the message – if someone’s got something to say, let ’em say it, no matter if it’s a little skew…

If you’re a writer, then you’re probably looking at precision. You’re looking at all the subliminal messages that shabby writing and poor use of punctuation can communicate and how dodgy spelling can detract from the meat of what you’re trying to say…a bit like having a piece of steak and slathering it with salty strawberry jam, if you get my drift…

But if you’re someone trying to get a message across, human to human, just go for it. Sometimes, I think,  people become too obsessed with the less important aspects of daily life and don’t notice the genuine message of humanity between us…

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