Russ Gibb at Random

Mipellssed Wdors

July 31, 2010

Mipellssed Wdors

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Harvred Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

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I am really torn here Russ.

As you will see, I am no English Professor, but when informal written or oral communication takes place, it only seems to be those anal grammar police who seem to care if sentence structure and spelling is not perfect. Most of the time, it seems like people like this can't come up with a good argument so instead, they attack the grammar or spelling. How much do we like to have someone correct our diction in a casual conversation? How tactless is it to do something like that?

People do not speak in the perfect Queens English, so why all the fuss about perfect writing on an internet forum, chat room or web site? Ever notice that most people who attack grammar or spelling totally disregard the idea or message?

Many highly educated people do not have good grammar, spelling skills or diction but can express a worthwhile thought or idea superbly. Most reasonable people can listen to and debate an idea, or read one, without picking it apart and dismissing the idea because of the spelling or grammatical flaws.

Simply put, it seems like a lot of people who are hung up on the grammar could care less about the message. I suppose I find anal spelling bee champs like that to be as useless as they find me for incorrect spelling or sentence structure.

Just a thought.

--by Just a thought on 7/31/10   Lives: Michigan  

tihs atrcile is a bnuch of sxxx! (srroy, cuold not rseist)

--by Doug on 8/2/10   Lives: Michigan  

To All, especially my friend Steve, Was really sad to hear of the news about Jon. I have wonderful fond memories about both Jon and Steve. I know he will be greatly missed. Best Regards, Timmy Ryan

--by timmy Ryan on 8/2/10   Lives: USA  

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