Because I cruise the internet

I notice that spelling is not a priority. 

Now I’m not an EXCELLENT speller – but I care – and I will look something up if it occurs to me that I might spell it wrong.  But sometimes words get away from me.  And grammar.  Like starting a sentence with But or And  (that’s when I invoke poetic license).   Sometimes my typing gets away from me – and I’ll type “there” when I mean “their” and I know it is “their” but my fingers are partial to “there”.  So there.  Or their. 

And I’m only kidding when I say that I can’t eat at a restaurant that puts their misspellings in print.   I think.  But the rant about putting misspellings in print and hanging them up for the world to see from the perceptive of a business owner is a whole other rant.  And I wish I would have saved misspellings on menus and ads when I said I was going to.  Or taken a picture of my favorite awning advertising the sale of “Pet Supiles”.

I’m not talking about the occasional word spelled wrong or a misplaced apostrophe or an uncapitalized word or even the intentional misspelling by Our Nation’s Youth.  I’m not talking about dropping that e when you type the word believe or hanging on to the caps lock for an extra letter resulting in the capitalization of the second letter, too (*I* do this all the time).  What I’m talking about is the rampant misspellings on blogs and message boards.  Careless, constant, frequent.  Using the wrong word in context.  Putting two words together to make a new word – by accident.  

Spelling is not a priority.  And while I don’t think that you should let spelling get in the way of some heart-felt wordage – we can act like we’re at least *trying* – can’t we?

At least the irritated kitty looks different from the rest…wait…I think.


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