Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Spelling! What the Fuck is wrong with you?

I am really annoyed with schools these days. Yes I realize that most schools are out for summer and offering summer school for those kids that need the extra help. What I am annoyed about is the curriculum. Why can't they teach spelling and grammar and proper use of a word not to mention its definition? Is it because they can't fight the technology of smart phones, spell check and auto correct?

Spell check is good IF you know how to reasonably spell the words in a sense that spell check can tell you that it's wrong or just doesn't give a suggestion, so you just put another word that means about the same thing that you are trying to get across. Auto correct is an accident waiting to happen I am sure all of you have heard of the website damnyouautocorrect.com and laughed manically at the many of the submissions ranging from the racy to the lame. Some can be pegged as genuine auto-corrects and some are (in my opinion) fakes.

Kids these days have IPhones and Android products and use text speak and chat just to get around using the proper English word.

It's a sad day when grammar and spelling are no longer used. Guess I will continue being a dinosaur and trying to teach my kids the proper way to spell and use the word in its correct context and definition.

Because throwing in the profanity makes it funnier.