Can people not spell or use correct grammar any more?
I've been reading a lot on the health care debate -- which is neither here nor there for this particular post -- it's just a nod to what kind of blogs, etc, I've been reading -- and I don't think I've ever seen such poor use of the English language.
I realize that not everyone has had the same amount of schooling -- and I also know that some people know better and just don't care (which is a another problem, right there). They bang out something on their keyboard and then hit send or post before checking for mistakes. Maybe I'm just anal but I often read my blog or forum posts -- not to mention e-mails -- several times before I ever let them go out. Sure, mistakes slip through but, for the most part, I'm very careful about spelling and grammar. When people don't seem to give a fig, well, I pretty much tune out then and there. Perhaps it's wrong of me but when people are trying to debate something important and they murder the English language, I wonder if they really have a clue about anything else.
By the way, we once had a hound dog who we named "Peeve" because he was our "pet Peeve"...
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