Could this be why my blog isn’t getting half a million hits per day and a movie deal? (Don’t make me beg for comments here ….)
Ha! I misspell s*&t all the time. My loyal reader following (both of them) just roll their eyes and wish I’d figure out what those red squiggly lines mean.
I’m just impressed that you manage to persuade your keyboard to produce all those funky umlauts and other weird eastern-European do-dads on the place and food names, Ellen ….
Ah – the problem with being a spelling, punctuation and grammar nazi – not enough people seem to appreciate a well written, erudite commentary these days. (Ha – someone go look that up in yer funkin’ wagnals – hee hee).
I feel your pain.
Once upon a time, there were no standardized spellings for English. People just got inventive and hoped the meaning would shine through. So the question is, are we regressing, or rebelling? And am I just being resistant to change by worrying about a lexicon of arcane and arbitrary rules for an admittedly bastardized language?
Or a cute, fashionista squirrel picture. It would take off. You would become the Internet squirrel lady, with daily squirrel updates, squirel cartoons, a live squirrel cam, and … oh, look, squirrel.
Also, for grammar/spelling wonks: The Lexicographer’s Dilemma by Jack Lynch.
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