Imagine not having to look at the spelling of "paid" as "payed" in the headline of a major news site.
I SAYED, I'm so tired of seeing "paid" as "PAYED", that I LAYED down for a minute to cool off.
Somehow the Internet is at fault for this. :p Irregular spellings are just SO hard.
Dude, tell me this was on a Rupert Murdoch owed news site. Although, upon reflection, I could see CNN doing something this egregious.
My youngest daughter just sent me a cartoon regarding emails from ten years ago to now….it's hard to explain. But what I thought was…..is anyone going to know how to write….I mean really write with a pen in twenty years from now? I'm talking penmanship….spelling, clarity, etc.???? The last pic was a character with a huge smile one his face and he was holding up an envelope he got out of a mailbox. This character was smiling as big as a person getting a 'verbal' message…."you've got mail".
Originally posted by PainterWoman:
I used to wonder the same thing, too. But I've at in far too many meetings where all but one or two individuals took notes with pen and paper. Grated, these notes where not highly polished prose by any stretch.I have personally found part of computers' appeal to be the backspace key. I transpose things pretty badly when writing sometimes, and it took me years to develop legible penmanship. I have great clarity. However, my spelling has suffered some. My group of friends in my twenties had a far more deleterious effect on my vocabulary — and as a result my spelling — than any computer has. Few of them ever understood what I was saying if I used my full range of words, so I ended up talking below my abilities. Sadly, the breadth of my vocabulary is gone forever now, but I can still fix misspellings before the computer tells me how. :yay: <–(we need a "yay" emoticon, dontcha think?)
Yay for the :yay: emoticon.Oh well, that's progress for you! :whistle: