posted on Nov, 4 2011 @ 06:57 AM
Originally posted by loves a conspiricy
I find people who cannot spell are generally as not well versed in math either....so they are far from genius and a stones throw away from
In this is instance, ''stone'' is a possessive noun, so there should be an apostrophe before the second ''s''. Still, you were a stone's
throw from getting it correct. Also, I'm pretty sure that a smiley is not a valid substitute for a full stop in written English.
One of the main problems for Grammar Nazis - as they attempt to mock and ridicule those who they feel to have inferior spelling - is that they've got
to make sure that their spelling and grammar is absolutely 100% correct, or else they'll end up with egg on their faces.
In terms of the topic at hand, I doubt that, in most cases, there's any correlation between spelling and intelligence. Spelling ability appears to
differ mainly because of how people process and memorise information. For example, someone with photographic memory, who can accurately recall a
car's number plate after just one glance, is not necessarily more intelligent than a person who memorises a number plate by reading it as a string of
digits and letters, despite the fact that you're more likely to erroneously recall the number plate using the latter method.
The purpose of language is to communicate information to others, and as long as it's intelligible and understandable, then correct spelling and
grammar are irrelevancies in most walks of life.
Only a few broomstick-up-the-bum pedants make an issue out of spelling and grammar.