posted on Sep, 24 2007 @ 03:55 PM
There are many reasons why people should not get so uptight about spelling and grammatical errors.
Firstly, the whole point of language is that it enables ideas to be conveyed to one another. Using 'their' instead of 'they're' does not usually
impede the message. As we read, we are not simply looking at the words, but also looking at the context. As long as the message is being conveyed, I
don't see a problem.
Fair enough, another argument is that certain norms must be established and conformed to in order to create a sense of stability, but to me that
doesn't wash. It's way too prescriptive.
Think about how English developed as a language. We used to spell things in all different kinds of ways, but then along came the dictionary, followed
by mass education, coupled with it, intellectual snobbery and the language becomes stale.
To me, language is a constantly evolving beast. Let it evolve. English is too damn complicated anyway with stupid rules and daft irregularities.
Chill out and just get the drift...
Finally, what about those with Special Educational Needs? I don't think I need expand upon that point.
What the Government tell me I have to teach, in my day job as an inglish teecher, with regards to language and what I truly feel, deep inside, are
totally different things.
In closing, if you get the point across...job dun.