Me fail English? That’s unpossible!

11 08 2012

Some very good points in this post; especially the “need to act appropriately” when representing your business in online forums.

An Ordinarily Gentle Man

This is a blog post I recently wrote for WebServes. I rather like it so I feel compelled to share it here:

Kudos for today’s blog title goes to Ralph Wiggum. In response to the recent spate of articles and blogs concerned with grammar – or the lack thereof – in offices and digital correspondences globally, I feel compelled to weigh in. This dialogue began last month with an article by Sue Shellenbarger in The Wall Street Journal, This Embarrasses You and I*, and continued with responses by Kyle Wiens and Susan Adams.

As a student of English, my education inclines me to side with the naysayers and deplore the death of the English language at the hands of txtspk and other grammatical crimes, brought about by an over-reliance on spellcheck and, perhaps, even an obliviousness to the “correct” way of doing things. It is in these moments when…

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