posted on Apr, 17 2006 @ 03:41 AM
Is due primarily to the Harry Potter
Books coupled with the TV series Charmed.
These sources of intellectual irresponsibility have convinced a whole generation that to spell correctly, one only need wish ardently for a certain
event to come to pass.
This wish, (supposedly), coupled with iambic pentameter or even some ridiculous rhyme of no meter at all, will supposedly acheive the implausible.
And of course Harry Potter
tyros believe that all it takes is a bit of faux-latin.
None of the little beggars has even so much as heard of the Grimiore of Honorius
or Black Pullet
One of the kiddoes that trespass on my property learned a good lesson last week, when I happened to have my Dutchman's PowWow Book / "Long Lost
in my back pocket.
He's still standing out there in the field behind the house, but the buzzards have picked most of the meat off him.
So yes, it's true that nobody under the age of 40 cares about proper spelling. But that's fine by me. Less danger of having one's own curses
negated by some whipper-snapper show-off.