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Quote of the day: spelling

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4 responses to “Quote of the day: spelling”

  1. Experienced Tutors says :

    I do that on my own work when checking at the end. However, when I have published something and then see a mistake I get very annoyed. With the in-built spell check, a virtual dictionary only one click away on my favourites bar and one of those old fashioned paper dictionaries (remember those?) on my desk I mentally punish myself for sloppy work.

    So no, not ‘socially acceptable’. Standards need to be maintained.

    • JustEnglish.me says :

      Fair enough yet still in a text or a prompt e-mail reply we do sometimes make mistakes 🙂 and sometimes they are socially accepted 🙂

      • Experienced Tutors says :

        Call me ‘old fashioned’ but texting and rushed emails (pace of modern life!) I consider to be detrimental to the quality of the written word. Go on, call me a ‘pedant’ if you like. . . I believe this spills over into aspects of our life such as tidiness and discipline. Am I the only soldier in step on the parade ground?

      • JustEnglish.me says :

        I am ‘pedant’ as well, though only in my work 🙂 They call me Hitler over here.

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