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Eye Dialect

I learned something new today. I discovered this while checking out why some people say “ek-cetera” instead of “etcetera.” Eye dialect is the representation of regional or dialectal variations by spelling words in nonstandard ways, such as writing wuz for … Continue reading

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Sad Memento

To my disappointment, the alternate spelling of memento as momento is so common that some references now no longer consider it a misspelling. In my opinion, the root of the word refers to a memorable object, not a moment in … Continue reading

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Bad Writing

In my 30 years of communicating with tech support people by text and email, I have found a consistent pattern. THEY CANNOT WRITE! Bad sentence structure. Bad punctuation. Bad spelling. Bad grammar. How could they be expected to communicate effectively … Continue reading

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Illiterate Educators

This poster was taped to the wall of the plexiglass shelter at a local bus stop. This was created by a “Professor” no less. Would you sign up for one of his classes?

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A Waste of Time

I understand full well that most of my efforts to fix things via this blog are a waste of time. Ignorant people will remain in that state, primarily because they do not know it and make no effort to address … Continue reading

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Misspelled and Mispronounced Words

I created this blog simply to vent about the widespread ignorance with regard to how many words are misspelled and mispronounced. Most readers will know what the correct versions should be. Please feel free to send your own pet peeves … Continue reading

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